Definition of ant-thrush in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈantTHrəSH/


Any of a number of thrush-sized ant-eating birds.
  • A large antbird (three genera in the family Formicariidae). An African thrush (genus Neocossyphus, subfamily Turdinae, family Muscicapidae: four species). another term for pitta1.
Example sentences
  • MacArthur studied four species of ant-thrushes in South America and discovered that they used different levels within the vegetation for feeding.
  • When the pedestrian falls in with a train of these ants, the first signal given him is a twittering and restless movement of small flocks of plain-coloured birds (ant-thrushes) in the jungle.
  • That's the song of the Rufus Fronted Ant Thrush, a very rare species with a very small range in southwestern South America.

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Syllabification: ant-thrush

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