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antbird

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Pronunciation: /ˈantbəːd
 
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Definition of antbird in English:

noun

An insectivorous, long-legged, short-tailed bird which typically has dark grey plumage in the male, found mainly in the tropical forests of South America.
  • Family Formicariidae: several genera
Example sentences
  • Here we report an 8-year study of this system in a tropical passerine bird, the dusky antbird.
  • Small flies laid their eggs in the bodies of the escaping insects; antbirds grabbed most of the bugs the flies didn't claim.
  • Likewise, trunks for foraging woodpeckers and vegetational structures for dead-leaf foraging antbirds are found throughout the midstory, often extending into the understory and canopy.

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