Formicariidae – Antthrushes

Striated Antthrush (Chamaeza nobilis) ©WikiC

Striated Antthrush (Chamaeza nobilis) ©WikiC

whose leaves were lovely and its fruit abundant, in which was food for all, under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and in whose branches the birds of the heaven had their home– (Daniel 4:21 NKJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Formicariidae – Antthrushes

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Species (12)

Rufous-capped Antthrush (Formicarius colma)
Black-faced Antthrush (Formicarius analis)
Mayan Antthrush (Formicarius moniliger)
Rufous-fronted Antthrush (Formicarius rufifrons)
Black-headed Antthrush (Formicarius nigricapillus)
Rufous-breasted Antthrush (Formicarius rufipectus)
Short-tailed Antthrush (Chamaeza campanisona)
Striated Antthrush (Chamaeza nobilis)
Cryptic Antthrush (Chamaeza meruloides)
Rufous-tailed Antthrush (Chamaeza ruficauda)
Schwartz’s Antthrush (Chamaeza turdina)
Barred Antthrush (Chamaeza mollissima)


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Formicariidae is a family of smallish passerine birds of subtropical and tropical Central and South America known as formicariids. They are related to the antbirds, Thamnophilidae, and gnateaters, Conopophagidae. This family contains probably some 11 species in two fairly small genera.

These are forest birds that tend to feed on insects at or near the ground since many are specialist ant eaters. Most are drab in appearance with shades of (rusty) brown, black, and white being their dominant tones. Compared to other birds that specialize in following ants, this family is the most tied to the ground. The long, powerful legs (which lend the birds a distinctive upright posture) and an essentially vestigial tail aid this lifestyle. (Wikipedia with editing)

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