Habitat: This Antbird species will favor habitats such as undergrowth of shrubby clearings, second-growth woodland and forest borders in the lowlands and lower foothills. Distribution: This species has been reported from southeastern Mexico to western Ecuador and northern and eastern Brazil. Natural History Notes: The Dusky Antbird is almost always found in pairs. Its call is commonly heard and consists of a series of 5 whistled notes such as "pü, pü, pí-pipi", where the two first notes are given slowly and the notes 3 to 5 are given pretty fast. This species is insectivorous and its diet consists of insects and small arthropods. Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC). It is a resident species. Characteristics: This species has a total length of 14 cm (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). The male is characterized by a uniform slaty gray plumage (more blackish for the birds reported from western Panama). Then, the wing-coverts as well as the tail are tipped white and we can sometimes distinguish a white patch on the back of the male. The female has an olive-brown coloration above with the wing-coverts tipped beige instead of white. Also, the sides of the head and the underparts show a tawny orange coloration and we can distinguish an olive coloration along the flanks.