Antpecker

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Antpeckers
Redfrontedantpeckerfemale.jpg
Female Jameson's antpecker (Parmoptila jamesoni)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Estrildidae (but see text)
Subfamily: Estrildinae
Genus: Parmoptila
Cassin, 1859
Species

Parmoptila jamesoni
Parmoptila rubrifrons
Parmoptila woodhousei

The antpeckers, Parmoptila, are a genus of estrildid finch songbirds that range across the tropical forests of western and central Africa.

This genus has been placed in a number of families; at present it is placed tentatively with the Estrildidae due to similarities in breeding behaviour.

Species[edit]

Species include:

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