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
2020-05-01 15:59Reserva Toh--Ruta de los Cenotes1
2020-05-09 15:02Tropical Education Center & Belize Zoo Jungle Lodge1
2020-05-09 05:23Hummingbird Hwy--Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Jungle Lodge2
2020-05-09 07:13Aguacate Lagoon2
2020-05-06 07:34Rio Maya Lodge3
2020-05-25 07:02Mystic River Resort2
2020-05-25 07:41Elijio Panti NP3
2020-05-10 05:46Black Rock Lodge3
2020-05-09 06:05Actun Chapat Cave4
2020-05-20 05:42Kuchil Balum Eco-Farm2
2020-05-09 08:10PN Laguna del Tigre--brecha limite Paso Caballos2
2020-05-29 06:34Nim Li Punit Maya site2
2020-05-25 08:50San Jose Village1
2020-05-27 10:50Santa Cruz Village (Toledo)1
2020-05-29 05:30Indian Ville Extension, Reymundo Home1
2020-05-10 08:57Río Usumacinta--Frontera Corozal a Yaxchilán2
2020-05-09 12:30Monumentos Naturales Yaxchilán1
2020-05-28 06:39Reserva de La Biosfera Montes Azules--Estación Tzendales1
2020-05-09 06:31Pichucalco--Ribera El Cerro2
2020-05-09 05:29Aldea Salacuim--sitio de observación de Black-crested Coquette2
2020-05-22 10:35Reserva El Jaguar 2
2020-05-09 06:32Reserva Natural Chocoyero El Brujo2
2020-04-30 05:55Habitarte - Reserva El Bajo2
2020-05-23 15:54Caño Negro Hotel de Campo Eco Lodge1
2020-05-18 06:57Refugio mixto Caño Negro2
2020-05-22 05:19Las Arrieras Bird Observatory3
2020-05-09 10:47Arenal Misticopark (Hanging Bridges)2
2020-05-17 13:10Arenal--Peninsula road (shortcut to dam)1
2020-05-09 13:33Arenal Observatory Lodge4
2020-05-22 08:05Laguna Hule2
2020-05-28 06:30Finca Luna Nueva2
2020-05-22 06:49El Congal Rainforest1
2020-05-17 05:59Virgen del Socorro1
2020-05-06 07:33Las Brisas Nature Reserve2
2020-05-09 04:56Dos Aces1
2020-05-27 07:30Camino a la Reserva Alberto Manuel Brenes4
2020-05-09 05:55La Tranquilla2
2020-05-09 05:01Rancho Naturalista1
2020-05-17 07:23Río Tuis ZP--near Rancho Naturalista1
2020-05-09 08:00San San Pond Sak--AAMVECONA1
2020-05-17 07:02PN Tapanti--Sector Tapanti1
2020-05-09 07:44Panama Rainforest Discovery Center2
2020-05-09 08:00Canopy Bed & Breakfast2
2020-05-09 11:17Ammo Dump Ponds2
2020-05-09 06:00Gamboa Woodlot1
2020-05-09 07:32Gamboa (town)1
2020-05-09 06:26Semaphore Hill Road2
2020-05-09 06:07PN Camino de Cruces--Sede2
2020-05-24 09:33PN Carara--Sendero Quebrada Bonita1
2020-05-10 14:56Parque Paitilla
2020-05-25 06:02Villa Lapas1
2020-05-16 06:00Los Suenos--road to former St. Regis pad3
2020-05-09 06:53Rio Baru--river mouth2
2020-05-09 06:28Canopy Adventure1
2020-05-09 16:00Caisán--Las Minas
2020-05-09 05:10Cerro Paraguas y alrrededores2
2020-05-09 11:00PN Darién--Pijibasal1
2020-05-09 07:43PNN Ensenada de Utría--Sede y Sendas2
2020-05-24 17:33Alegrías1
2020-05-07 09:54Finca La Carpinteria1
2020-05-24 11:08Mirador Don Yo1
2020-05-09 05:15RN San Cipriano-Escalerete3
2020-05-09 04:30Reserva Las Unamas1
2020-05-09 06:03Río Morrocoy--Puente 31
2020-05-09 06:00Vereda Las Doradas2
2020-05-09 05:49Finca El Danubio2
2020-05-25 15:06Vereda San Martin2
2020-05-24 12:00Sentier du Bagne des Annamites2