Definitions

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  • noun Any of various drab-colored South American birds of the family Thamnophilidae that feed on ants.

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  • noun any of various dull-colored South American birds that feeding on ants some following army ant swarms

Etymologies

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ant +‎ bird

Examples

  • The seasonal deciduous forest is a well-known center of endemism for birds, harboring two very specialized species of antbirds (slender antbird Rhophornis ardesiaca and narrow-billed antbird Formicivora iheringi).

    Bahia interior forests

  • Hylopezus berlepschi, Amazonian Antpitta an antbird

    Who Was Berlepsch?

  • Some ant followers are versatile enough to find food by various methods, but others such as the white-plumed antbird, Pithys albifrons, and the rufous-throated antbird, Gymnopithys rufigula are specialists, depending utterly on the armies they follow.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Some ant followers are versatile enough to find food by various methods, but others such as the white-plumed antbird, Pithys albifrons, and the rufous-throated antbird, Gymnopithys rufigula are specialists, depending utterly on the armies they follow.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Some species that will benefit from the protected areas include the slender antbird

    Mongabay.com News

  • There are three species that fall into this specialized group: helmeted pygmy-tyrant, black-headed antbird and an undescribed Herpsilochmus antwren.

    NYT > Home Page

  • When a female antbird searches for a mate, it all may come down to a song.

    U.S. News

  • When a female antbird searches for a mate, it all may come down to a song.

    U.S. News

  • Led by Dr. Joseph Tobias and Dr.Nathalie Seddon from the Edward Grey Institute, University of Oxford, the research team analysed the calls and songs of two antbird species that were living side-by-side in the Amazon rainforest - the Peruvian warbling-antbird and the yellow-breasted warbling-antbird.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • Carlos was already outside and ready to go when I hurtled out of the front door, and within a few minutes we were through the gates and heading down Semaphore Hill's winding road … an earlier post (actually, probably several of them) that any bird with the word 'ant' in its name is likely to be a very good one: antbird, antwren, ant-thrush, all of them difficult to see, often stunningly well-marked, and unknown outside of Central and South America.

    10,000 Birds

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