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Synonyms for antbird

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

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He recorded the alarm cries of the shrike-tanager and of the bluish-slate antshrike, the sentinel species of the understory flocks.
Bob Fleming will present "Antshrikes to the Xenoopses: Biomes of Brazil" at next Tuesday's Lane County Audubon Society's May program.
Birds that utilize forest into which chickens roam and that have ecologic behaviors that might put them at risk of coming into contact with poultry and poultry feces include ground birds (or those that spend a significant amount of time on the ground), such as Tynamidae (tinamous), Columbidae (pigeons and doves), Thamnophilidae (antbirds, antshrikes), Caprimulgidae (nightjars and nighthawks), Furnariidae (foliage gleaners and leaf tossers), Formicaridae (antpittas), Emberizidae (finches and grassquits), or Turdidae (thrushes), and birds that might either consume chickens or aggregate near foodstuff consumed by chickens, such as Cathartidae (vultures), some members of Accipitridae and Falconidae (hawks, eagles, falcons), Cracidae (guans), and Odontophoridae (quails).
Foraging behavior, eco-morphology, and systematics of some antshrikes. Wilson Bulletin, 95, 505-521.