antbird

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antbird

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ant thrush

n
(Animals) any of various dull-coloured South American passerine birds of the family Formicariidae, such as Hylophylax naevioides (spotted ant bird), that typically feed on ants. Also called: bush shrike
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antbird - any of various dull-colored South American birds that feeding on ants some following army ant swarmsantbird - any of various dull-colored South American birds that feeding on ants some following army ant swarms
tyrannid - a passerine bird of the suborder Tyranni
ant thrush - a kind of antbird
ant shrike - antbirds superficially resembling shrikes
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