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antbird

[ ant-burd ]
/ ˈæntˌbɜrd /
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noun
any of numerous passerine birds of the family Formicariidae, of the New World tropics, many species of which follow army ant swarms to feed on insects disturbed by the ants.
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ant bird

noun
any of various dull-coloured South American passerine birds of the family Formicariidae, such as Hylophylax naevioides (spotted ant bird), that typically feed on antsAlso called: bush shrike, ant thrush
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