Definition of Antbird

1. Noun. Any of various dull-colored South American birds that feeding on ants some following army ant swarms.

Exact synonyms: Ant Bird
Generic synonyms: Tyrannid
Group relationships: Family Formicariidae, Formicariidae
Specialized synonyms: Ant Thrush, Ant Shrike, Hylophylax Naevioides, Spotted Antbird

Definition of Antbird

1. Noun. Any of various drab-colored South American birds of the family Thamnophilidae that feed on ants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antbird

1. an ant thrush [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Antbird

antarcticite
antarctictite
antares
antars
antarthritic
antarthritics
antas
antasthenic
antasthmatic
antasthmatics
antatrophic
antazoline
antazoline hydrochloride
antbear
antbears
antbird (current term)
antbirds
antdom
ante
ante-
ante-Nicene
ante-up
ante cibum
ante in
ante meridiem
ante up
anteact
anteacts
anteal
anteater

Literary usage of Antbird

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Wilson Bulletin by Wilson Ornithological Club, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union, Wilson Ornithological Society (1900)
"antbird. Minnesota. So called from its well known taste for ants (Hymenoptera), of which it devours immense quantities. Big Sapsucker. Northern States. ..."

2. Bolivia Adventure Guide by Vivien Lougheed (2003)
"Examples of rare birds seen here are the Matto Grosso antbird, the peach-fronted parakeet, the yellow-chevroned parakeet and the antshrike. ..."

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