Localization of army-ant swarms by ant-following birds on the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica: following the vocalization of antbirds
to find the swarms.
Two new feather mites of the genus Calcealges Gaud (Acari: Trouessartiidae) from antbirds
(Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae) in Brazil.
DeWoody along with former Purdue graduate student Johel Chaves-Campos studied ocellated antbirds
in the tropical forests of Central America.
My work here is primarily studying antbirds
. These roughly 133 unusual species don't eat ants (formic acid tastes terrible), but the birds do follow the ants like a hunter following his flushing Springer.
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).
For example, consider the warbling antbirds
in the Amazon (Hypocnemis cantator).
We also conducted some censuses in the two hours centered at dusk, when several species of wood-creepers and antbirds
sing as they head to their roosts, and when nightjars and owls are most vocal.
Frogmouths Batrachostomidae; Owlet Nightjars; Potoos; Eared Nightjars; Nightjars; Treeswifts; Swifts; Hummingbirds; Trogons; Kingfishers Alcedinidae; Kingfishers Dacebridae; Kingfishers Cerylidae; Todies; Motmots; Bee Eaters; Rollers; Ground Rollers; Cuckoo Rollers; Hoopoes; Woodhoopoes; Hornbills; Ground Horbills; Jacamars; Puffbirds; Asian Barbets; African Barbets; Amercian Barbets; Honeyguides; Toucans; Wood- peckers; New Zealand Wrens; Pittas; Broadbills; False Sunbirds; Woodcreepers; Furnarids; Antbirds
; Antthrushes; Gnateaters.
On the behavior of five species of Rhegmatorhina, ant-following antbirds
of the Amazon basin.