The dusky antbird or tyrannine antbird (Cercomacroides tyrannina) is a passerine bird in the antbird family. It is a resident breeder in tropical Central and South America from southeastern Mexico southwards to western Ecuador, and Amazonian Brazil.

This is a common bird in the understory thickets of wet forest, especially at edges and clearings, and in adjacent tall second growth. The female lays two reddish-brown-spotted white eggs, which are incubated by both sexes, in a small, deep, plant fibre and dead leaf cup nest, which is suspended from the fork of a thin branch or vine low in a tree. The male and female parents both feed the chicks.

The dusky antbird is typically 14.5 cm long, and weighs 18 g. The adult male is mainly blackish-grey above and paler grey below, with two white wing bars. The female has brown upperparts and rufous-cinnamon underparts. Young birds, especially males, are darker than the adults. Exact plumage shades vary geographically, since there are a number of subspecies of this antbird.

This species has a whistled kick call, and the song is a duet, the male’s ascending whistle pu pu pe pi pi answered by the female’s softer, jerky juu-ut juu-ut juu-ut juu-ut juu-ut .

The dusky antbird is normally found as pairs throughout the year and does not join mixed-species feeding flocks. It feeds on insects and other arthropods taken from twigs and foliage in thickets or vine tangles. It is easier to hear than see in its dense habitat.
Date Location Count
2020-11-09 11:17Area de Protección de Flora y Fauna Metzabok1
2020-11-22 16:10Spanish Lookout rice fields2
2020-11-14 05:50Aguacate Lagoon3
2020-11-28 07:04River Wildlife Sanctuary1
2020-11-25 06:00St. Herman's Blue Hole NP6
2020-10-30 05:30Chiquibul Forest Reserve--Las Cuevas Research Station2
2020-11-01 10:33Cockscomb Basin W.S.--Currasow Trail1
2020-11-10 05:55Cockscomb Basin W.S.--Ben's Bluff2
2020-11-27 06:01Chaab'il B'e Lodge and Casitas1
2020-10-30 05:39Wilson Landing1
2020-11-07 08:04Finca Las Palmas2
2020-11-03 15:08Reserva El Jaguar 2
2020-10-31 07:12Habitarte - Reserva El Bajo4
2020-11-23 12:53Reserva Privada Montibelli 2
2020-11-26 12:20Reserva Natural Chocoyero El Brujo2
2020-11-19 06:35Finca Los Wilas4
2020-10-30 05:23Los Chiles3
2020-11-05 06:46Medio Queso wetland2
2020-11-26 06:56Refugio mixto Caño Negro1
2020-11-19 10:10Bijagua--Tenorio Lodge2
2020-11-07 17:34Arenal--Peninsula road (shortcut to dam)1
2020-11-12 09:12PN Arenal4
2020-11-14 13:43El Congal Rainforest4
2020-11-14 06:59Arenal--El Castillo1
2020-11-28 05:58Arenal Observatory Lodge3
2020-11-13 13:54Catarata de La Fortuna1
2020-11-15 07:05Camino a la Reserva Alberto Manuel Brenes2
2020-11-20 05:47La Selva (OTS Reserve)--entrance road1
2020-11-02 16:27Río Silencio (San Ramón)1
2020-10-30 08:29Las Arrieras Bird Observatory2
2020-11-07 08:00PN Carara--main headquarters1
2020-10-30 06:42CATIE1
2020-11-26 07:05Torre Alta Lodge y Eco Refugio Los Pavones2
2020-11-18 05:36Punta de Lanza1
2020-11-15 09:51Reserva El Copal1
2020-11-16 17:30Refugio de Vida Silvestre La Marta (Pejibaye)1
2020-11-26 05:30Rancho Naturalista1
2020-11-15 07:53Rancho Naturalista--Cerro El Silencio1
2020-11-14 07:03San Isidro PZ--Reserva Las Quebradas (FUDEBIOL)1
2020-10-30 05:34Casa Calateas1
2020-11-19 14:24Alto Salitre savanas (rd up to Dúrika)2
2020-11-01 09:10Pipeline Road (entrance to Juan Grande creek)2
2020-11-01 06:15Ammo Dump Ponds3
2020-11-22 11:00Plantation Road2
2020-11-23 06:46Parque Natural Metropolitano1
2020-11-09 05:47PNN Ensenada de Utría--Sendero Cocalitos2
2020-11-22 07:29Marquetalia2
2020-11-14 05:56Alegrías2
2020-11-21 13:51Reserva El Pedregal1
2020-11-07 11:10Finca Los Cactos2
2020-11-11 06:15Rio Silanche--general area2
2020-11-02 06:50La Delicia--Guayabillas road (lower part below Mashpi turnoff)2
2020-11-21 06:05Vía Antigua al Huila--Quebrada La Portada1
2020-10-31 08:00Bosque de Achayaco4
2020-11-27 05:59Pueblo Nuevo2
2020-11-07 11:01Manaus--Ramal Saudade2
2020-11-27 07:00Floresta Nacional Saracá Taquera1