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White-fringed Antwren (Formicivora grisea).JPG
White-fringed antwren
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Formicivora
Swainson, 1824

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Formicivora is a genus of birds in the family Thamnophilidae. These relatively small, long-tailed antbirds are strongly sexually dichromatic. They are found in forest, woodland and shrub in South America, although a single species (F. grisea) also occurs in Panama.


The Sincorá antwren was only described in 2007. While traditionally placed in its own genus Stymphalornis, the marsh antwren belongs in Formicivora.[1] In contrast, the black-hooded antwren is not closely related to other Formicivora and better moved to its own genus.[1]


  1. ^ a b Buzzetti, Belmonte-Lopes, Reinert, Silveira & Bornschein. (2013). "A new species of Formicivora Swainson, 1824 (Thamnophilidae) from the state of São Paulo, Brazil". Revista Brasileira de Ornitologia 21 (4): 269–291.
  2. ^ Gonzaga, Carvalhaes & Buzzetti (2007). A new species of Formicivora antwren from the Chapada Diamantina, eastern Brazil (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae). Zootaxa 1473: 25–44. Available online (PDF)