Conopophagidae – Gnateaters

Rufous Gnateater (Conopophaga lineata) ©WikiC

Rufous Gnateater (Conopophaga lineata) ©WikiC

Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. (Matthew 23:24 KJV)


CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Conopophagidae – Gnateaters


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Species (11)

Conopophaga
Rufous Gnateater (Conopophaga lineata)
Chestnut-belted Gnateater (Conopophaga aurita)
Hooded Gnateater (Conopophaga roberti)
Ash-throated Gnateater (Conopophaga peruviana)
Ceara Gnateater (Conopophaga cearae)
Slaty Gnateater (Conopophaga ardesiaca)
Chestnut-crowned Gnateater (Conopophaga castaneiceps)
Black-cheeked Gnateater (Conopophaga melanops)
Black-bellied Gnateater (Conopophaga melanogaster)
Pittasoma
Black-crowned Antpitta (Pittasoma michleri)
Rufous-crowned Antpitta (Pittasoma rufopileatum)

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The gnateaters are a bird family, Conopophagidae, consisting of ten small passerine species in two genera, which occur in South and Central America. The family was formerly restricted to the gnateater genus Conopophaga; analysis of mtDNA indicates that the “antpittas” of the genus Pittasoma also belong in this family. The association between this genus and Conopophaga is also supported by traits in their natural history, morphology, and vocalizations. The members of this family are very closely related to the antbirds and less closely to the antpittas and tapaculos. Due to their remote and dim habitat, gnateaters are a little-studied and poorly known family of birds, though they are often sought after by birdwatchers. (Wikipedia with editing)

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