Formicarius (genus)

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Formicarius rufipectus.jpg
Rufous-breasted antthrush
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Formicariidae
Genus: Formicarius
Boddaert, 1783
  • F. colma
  • F. nigricapillus
  • F. analis
  • F. moniliger
  • F. rufifrons
  • F. rufipectus

Formicarius is a genus of passerine birds in the Formicariidae family. These birds are all found in the tropical New World, from southern Mexico south to Central America and northern South America. All are named as antthrushes, and are insectivorous forest birds. They are largely terrestrial, feeding mainly on the ground on ants and other insects.


The species, in taxonomic order, are:[1]


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