Thamnophilidae – Antbirds

 Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus) by Ian

Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus) by Ian

Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. (Matthew 13:31-32 KJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Thamnophilidae – Antbirds

Latest I.O.C. Version
Species (235)

Rufous-rumped Antwren (Euchrepomis callinota)
Chestnut-shouldered Antwren (Euchrepomis humeralis)
Yellow-rumped Antwren (Euchrepomis sharpei)
Ash-winged Antwren (Euchrepomis spodioptila)
Wing-banded Antbird (Myrmornis torquata)
Spot-winged Antshrike (Pygiptila stellaris)
Russet Antshrike (Thamnistes anabatinus)
Rufescent Antshrike (Thamnistes rufescens)
Dot-winged Antwren (Microrhopias quixensis)
Black Bushbird (Neoctantes niger)
Recurve-billed Bushbird (Clytoctantes alixii)
Rondonia Bushbird (Clytoctantes atrogularis)
Checker-throated Antwren (Epinecrophylla fulviventris)
Brown-bellied Antwren (Epinecrophylla gutturalis)
White-eyed Antwren (Epinecrophylla leucophthalma)
Stipple-throated Antwren (Epinecrophylla haematonota)
Rio Madeira Antwren (Epinecrophylla amazonica)
Foothill Antwren (Epinecrophylla spodionota)
Ornate Antwren (Epinecrophylla ornata)
Rufous-tailed Antwren (Epinecrophylla erythrura)
Stripe-backed Antbird (Myrmorchilus strigilatus)
Yapacana Antbird (Aprositornis disjuncta)
Grey-bellied Antbird (Ammonastes pelzelni)
Black-throated Antbird (Myrmophylax atrothorax)
Moustached Antwren (Myrmotherula ignota)
Pygmy Antwren (Myrmotherula brachyura)
Guianan Streaked Antwren (Myrmotherula surinamensis)
Amazonian Streaked Antwren (Myrmotherula multostriata)
Pacific Antwren (Myrmotherula pacifica)
Cherrie’s Antwren (Myrmotherula cherriei)
Klages’s Antwren (Myrmotherula klagesi)
Stripe-chested Antwren (Myrmotherula longicauda)
Yellow-throated Antwren (Myrmotherula ambigua)
Sclater’s Antwren (Myrmotherula sclateri)
White-flanked Antwren (Myrmotherula axillaris)
Silvery-flanked Antwren (Myrmotherula luctuosa)
Slaty Antwren (Myrmotherula schisticolor)
Rio Suno Antwren (Myrmotherula sunensis)
Salvadori’s Antwren (Myrmotherula minor)
Long-winged Antwren (Myrmotherula longipennis)
Band-tailed Antwren (Myrmotherula urosticta)
Ihering’s Antwren (Myrmotherula iheringi)
Rio de Janeiro Antwren (Myrmotherula fluminensis)
Yungas Antwren (Myrmotherula grisea)
Unicolored Antwren (Myrmotherula unicolor)
Alagoas Antwren (Myrmotherula snowi)
Plain-winged Antwren (Myrmotherula behni)
Grey Antwren (Myrmotherula menetriesii)
Leaden Antwren (Myrmotherula assimilis)
Streak-capped Antwren (Terenura maculata)
Orange-bellied Antwren (Terenura sicki)
Black-and-white Antbird (Myrmochanes hemileucus)
Narrow-billed Antwren (Formicivora iheringi)
Black-hooded Antwren (Formicivora erythronotos)
Southern White-fringed Antwren (Formicivora grisea)
Northern White-fringed Antwren (Formicivora intermedia)
Serra Antwren (Formicivora serrana)
Black-bellied Antwren (Formicivora melanogaster)
Rusty-backed Antwren (Formicivora rufa)
Sincora Antwren (Formicivora grantsaui)
Marsh Antwren (Stymphalornis acutirostris)
Banded Antbird (Dichrozona cincta)
Star-throated Antwren (Rhopias gularis)
Plain-throated Antwren (Isleria hauxwelli)
Rufous-bellied Antwren (Isleria guttata)
Dusky-throated Antshrike (Thamnomanes ardesiacus)
Saturnine Antshrike (Thamnomanes saturninus)
Cinereous Antshrike (Thamnomanes caesius)
Bluish-slate Antshrike (Thamnomanes schistogynus)
Pearly Antshrike (Megastictus margaritatus)
Bahia Antwren (Herpsilochmus pileatus)
Caatinga Antwren (Herpsilochmus sellowi)
Black-capped Antwren (Herpsilochmus atricapillus)
Aripuana Antwren (Herpsilochmus stotzi)
Predicted Antwren (Herpsilochmus praedictus)
Creamy-bellied Antwren (Herpsilochmus motacilloides)
Ash-throated Antwren (Herpsilochmus parkeri)
Spot-tailed Antwren (Herpsilochmus sticturus)
Dugand’s Antwren (Herpsilochmus dugandi)
Todd’s Antwren (Herpsilochmus stictocephalus)
Spot-backed Antwren (Herpsilochmus dorsimaculatus)
Roraiman Antwren (Herpsilochmus roraimae)
Pectoral Antwren (Herpsilochmus pectoralis)
Large-billed Antwren (Herpsilochmus longirostris)
Ancient Antwren (Herpsilochmus gentryi)
Yellow-breasted Antwren (Herpsilochmus axillaris)
Rufous-winged Antwren (Herpsilochmus rufimarginatus)
Spot-breasted Antvireo (Dysithamnus stictothorax)
Plain Antvireo (Dysithamnus mentalis)
Streak-crowned Antvireo (Dysithamnus striaticeps)
Spot-crowned Antvireo (Dysithamnus puncticeps)
Rufous-backed Antvireo (Dysithamnus xanthopterus)
Bicolored Antvireo (Dysithamnus occidentalis)
Plumbeous Antvireo (Dysithamnus plumbeus)
White-streaked Antvireo (Dysithamnus leucostictus)
Collared Antshrike (Thamnophilus bernardi)
Black-backed Antshrike (Thamnophilus melanonotus)
Band-tailed Antshrike (Thamnophilus melanothorax)
Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus)
Chapman’s Antshrike (Thamnophilus zarumae)
Bar-crested Antshrike (Thamnophilus multistriatus)
Lined Antshrike (Thamnophilus tenuepunctatus)
Chestnut-backed Antshrike (Thamnophilus palliatus)
Black-hooded Antshrike (Thamnophilus bridgesi)
Black Antshrike (Thamnophilus nigriceps)
Cocha Antshrike (Thamnophilus praecox)
Blackish-grey Antshrike (Thamnophilus nigrocinereus)
Castelnau’s Antshrike (Thamnophilus cryptoleucus)
White-shouldered Antshrike (Thamnophilus aethiops)
Uniform Antshrike (Thamnophilus unicolor)
Plain-winged Antshrike (Thamnophilus schistaceus)
Mouse-colored Antshrike (Thamnophilus murinus)
Upland Antshrike (Thamnophilus aroyae)
Black-crowned Antshrike (Thamnophilus atrinucha)
Northern Slaty Antshrike (Thamnophilus punctatus)
Natterer’s Slaty Antshrike (Thamnophilus stictocephalus)
Bolivian Slaty Antshrike (Thamnophilus sticturus)
Planalto Slaty Antshrike (Thamnophilus pelzelni)
Sooretama Slaty Antshrike (Thamnophilus ambiguus)
Amazonian Antshrike (Thamnophilus amazonicus)
Acre Antshrike (Thamnophilus divisorius)
Streak-backed Antshrike (Thamnophilus insignis)
Variable Antshrike (Thamnophilus caerulescens)
Rufous-winged Antshrike (Thamnophilus torquatus)
Rufous-capped Antshrike (Thamnophilus ruficapillus)
Black-crested Antshrike (Sakesphorus canadensis)
Silvery-cheeked Antshrike (Sakesphorus cristatus)
Glossy Antshrike (Sakesphorus luctuosus)
White-bearded Antshrike (Biatas nigropectus)
Fasciated Antshrike (Cymbilaimus lineatus)
Bamboo Antshrike (Cymbilaimus sanctaemariae)
Great Antshrike (Taraba major)
Large-tailed Antshrike (Mackenziaena leachii)
Tufted Antshrike (Mackenziaena severa)
Black-throated Antshrike (Frederickena viridis)
Undulated Antshrike (Frederickena unduliger)
Fulvous Antshrike (Frederickena fulva)
Spot-backed Antshrike (Hypoedaleus guttatus)
Giant Antshrike (Batara cinerea)
Speckled Antshrike (Xenornis setifrons)
White-plumed Antbird (Pithys albifrons)
White-masked Antbird (Pithys castaneus)
Ocellated Antbird (Phaenostictus mcleannani)
Bicolored Antbird (Gymnopithys bicolor)
White-cheeked Antbird (Gymnopithys leucaspis)
Rufous-throated Antbird (Gymnopithys rufigula)
White-throated Antbird (Oneillornis salvini)
Lunulated Antbird (Oneillornis lunulatus)
Bare-eyed Antbird (Rhegmatorhina gymnops)
Harlequin Antbird (Rhegmatorhina berlepschi)
White-breasted Antbird (Rhegmatorhina hoffmannsi)
Chestnut-crested Antbird (Rhegmatorhina cristata)
Hairy-crested Antbird (Rhegmatorhina melanosticta)
Black-spotted Bare-eye (Phlegopsis nigromaculata)
Reddish-winged Bare-eye (Phlegopsis erythroptera)
Pale-faced Bare-eye (Phlegopsis borbae)
Common Scale-backed Antbird (Willisornis poecilinotus)
Xingu Scale-backed Antbird (Willisornis vidua)
Ferruginous Antbird (Drymophila ferruginea)
Bertoni’s Antbird (Drymophila rubricollis)
Rufous-tailed Antbird (Drymophila genei)
Ochre-rumped Antbird (Drymophila ochropyga)
Dusky-tailed Antbird (Drymophila malura)
Scaled Antbird (Drymophila squamata)
Striated Antbird (Drymophila devillei)
Santa Marta Antbird (Drymophila hellmayri)
Klages’s Antbird (Drymophila klagesi)
East Andean Antbird (Drymophila caudata)
Streak-headed Antbird (Drymophila striaticeps)
Guianan Warbling Antbird (Hypocnemis cantator)
Imeri Warbling Antbird (Hypocnemis flavescens)
Peruvian Warbling Antbird (Hypocnemis peruviana)
Yellow-breasted Warbling Antbird (Hypocnemis subflava)
Rondonia Warbling Antbird (Hypocnemis ochrogyna)
Spix’s Warbling Antbird (Hypocnemis striata)
Manicore Warbling Antbird (Hypocnemis rondoni)
Yellow-browed Antbird (Hypocnemis hypoxantha)
Southern Chestnut-tailed Antbird (Sciaphylax hemimelaena)
Northern Chestnut-tailed Antbird (Sciaphylax castanea)
Willis’s Antbird (Cercomacroides laeta)
Parker’s Antbird (Cercomacroides parkeri)
Blackish Antbird (Cercomacroides nigrescens)
Riparian Antbird (Cercomacroides fuscicauda)
Dusky Antbird (Cercomacroides tyrannina)
Black Antbird (Cercomacroides serva)
Manu Antbird (Cercomacra manu)
Rio de Janeiro Antbird (Cercomacra brasiliana)
Grey Antbird (Cercomacra cinerascens)
Mato Grosso Antbird (Cercomacra melanaria)
Bananal Antbird (Cercomacra ferdinandi)
Jet Antbird (Cercomacra nigricans)
Rio Branco Antbird (Cercomacra carbonaria)
Ferruginous-backed Antbird (Myrmoderus ferrugineus)
Cordillera Azul Antbird (Myrmoderus eowilsoni)
Scalloped Antbird (Myrmoderus ruficauda)
White-bibbed Antbird (Myrmoderus loricatus)
Squamate Antbird (Myrmoderus squamosus)
Black-chinned Antbird (Hypocnemoides melanopogon)
Band-tailed Antbird (Hypocnemoides maculicauda)
Spotted Antbird (Hylophylax naevioides)
Spot-backed Antbird (Hylophylax naevius)
Dot-backed Antbird (Hylophylax punctulatus)
Silvered Antbird (Sclateria naevia)
Plumbeous Antbird (Myrmelastes hyperythrus)
Slate-colored Antbird (Myrmelastes schistaceus)
Spot-winged Antbird (Myrmelastes leucostigma)
Humaita Antbird (Myrmelastes humaythae)
Brownish-headed Antbird (Myrmelastes brunneiceps)
Rufous-faced Antbird (Myrmelastes rufifacies)
Roraiman Antbird (Myrmelastes saturatus)
Caura Antbird (Myrmelastes caurensis)
Chestnut-backed Antbird (Poliocrania exsul)
Grey-headed Antbird (Ampelornis griseiceps)
Stub-tailed Antbird (Sipia berlepschi)
Esmeraldas Antbird (Sipia nigricauda)
Magdalena Antbird (Sipia palliata)
Dull-mantled Antbird (Sipia laemosticta)
White-bellied Antbird (Myrmeciza longipes)
Black-tailed Antbird (Myrmoborus melanurus)
White-lined Antbird (Myrmoborus lophotes)
Black-faced Antbird (Myrmoborus myotherinus)
White-browed Antbird (Myrmoborus leucophrys)
Ash-breasted Antbird (Myrmoborus lugubris)
Bare-crowned Antbird (Gymnocichla nudiceps)
White-backed Fire-eye (Pyriglena leuconota)
Fringe-backed Fire-eye (Pyriglena atra)
White-shouldered Fire-eye (Pyriglena leucoptera)
Slender Antbird (Rhopornis ardesiacus)
Black-headed Antbird (Percnostola rufifrons)
Allpahuayo Antbird (Percnostola arenarum)
White-shouldered Antbird (Akletos melanoceps)
Goeldi’s Antbird (Akletos goeldii)
Sooty Antbird (Hafferia fortis)
Blue-lored Antbird (Hafferia immaculata)
Zeledon’s Antbird (Hafferia zeledoni)


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The antbirds are a large family, Thamnophilidae, of passerine birds found across subtropical and tropical Central and South America, from Mexico to Argentina. There are more than 200 species, known variously as antshrikes, antwrens, antvireos, fire-eyes, bare-eyes and bushbirds. They are related to the antthrushes and antpittas (family Formicariidae), the tapaculos, the gnateaters and the ovenbirds. Despite some species’ common names, this family is not closely related to the wrens, vireos or shrikes.

Antbirds are generally small birds with rounded wings and strong legs. They have mostly sombre grey, white, brown and rufous plumage, which is sexually dimorphic in pattern and colouring. Some species communicate warnings to rivals by exposing white feather patches on their backs or shoulders. Most have heavy bills, which in many species are hooked at the tip. (Wikipedia with editing)

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