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Category:Thamnophilidae - BirdForum Opus

Family: Thamnophilidae


Typical Antbirds are mostly (exclusively?) insect eaters. Many, but not all members of the family can be found in the vicinity of Army Ant swarms, where they try to catch insects disturbed by the ants. Antbirds typically hop while Antthrushes (family Formicariidae) typically, but not exclusively, walk1.


Thamnophilidae is a family in the Order Passeriformes. It is considered part of the suboscines.

It has been proposed that voice is better than plumage for determining species and generic borders in this group.

Family Thamnophilidae viewedit

Genus Euchrepomis viewedit
E. callinota Rufous-rumped Antwren
E. humeralis Chestnut-shouldered Antwren
E. sharpei Yellow-rumped Antwren
E. spodioptila Ash-winged Antwren

Genus Cymbilaimus viewedit
C. lineatus Fasciated Antshrike
C. sanctaemariae Bamboo Antshrike

Genus Hypoedaleus viewedit
H. guttatus Spot-backed Antshrike

Genus Batara viewedit
B. cinerea Giant Antshrike

Genus Mackenziaena viewedit
M. leachii Large-tailed Antshrike
M. severa Tufted Antshrike

Genus Frederickena viewedit
F. viridis Black-throated Antshrike
F. unduligera Undulated Antshrike
F. fulva Fulvous Antshrike

Genus Taraba viewedit
T. major Great Antshrike

Genus Sakesphorus viewedit
S. canadensis Black-crested Antshrike
S. luctuosus Glossy Antshrike

Genus Sakesphoroides viewedit
S. cristatus Silvery-cheeked Antshrike

Genus Radinopsyche viewedit
R. sellowi Caatinga Antwren

Genus Biatas viewedit
B. nigropectus White-bearded Antshrike

Genus Thamnophilus viewedit
T. doliatus Barred Antshrike
T. ruficapillus Rufous-capped Antshrike
T. torquatus Rufous-winged Antshrike
T. zarumae Chapman's Antshrike
T. multistriatus Bar-crested Antshrike
T. tenuepunctatus Lined Antshrike
T. palliatus Chestnut-backed Antshrike
T. bernardi Collared Antshrike
T. atrinucha Black-crowned Antshrike
T. bridgesi Black-hooded Antshrike
T. schistaceus Plain-winged Antshrike
T. murinus Mouse-colored Antshrike
T. nigriceps Black Antshrike
T. praecox Cocha Antshrike
T. cryptoleucus Castelnau's Antshrike
T. nigrocinereus Blackish-gray Antshrike
T. punctatus Northern Slaty Antshrike
T. stictocephalus Natterer's Slaty Antshrike
T. sticturus Bolivian Slaty Antshrike
T. pelzelni Planalto Slaty Antshrike
T. ambiguus Sooretama Slaty Antshrike
T. caerulescens Variable Antshrike
T. unicolor Uniform Antshrike
T. aethiops White-shouldered Antshrike
T. aroyae Upland Antshrike
T. melanonotus Black-backed Antshrike
T. melanothorax Band-tailed Antshrike
T. amazonicus Amazonian Antshrike
T. insignis Streak-backed Antshrike
T. divisiorius Acre Antshrike

Genus Rhopias viewedit
R. gularis Star-throated Antwren

Genus Megastictus viewedit
M. margaritatus Pearly Antshrike

Genus Neoctantes viewedit
N. niger Black Bushbird

Genus Clytoctantes viewedit
C. alixii Recurve-billed Bushbird
C. atrogularis Rondonia Bushbird

Genus Thamnistes viewedit
T. anabatinus Russet Antshrike
T. rufescens Rufescent Antshrike

Genus Dysithamnus viewedit
D. stictothorax Spot-breasted Antvireo
D. mentalis Plain Antvireo
D. striaticeps Streak-crowned Antvireo
D. puncticeps Spot-crowned Antvireo
D. xanthopterus Rufous-backed Antvireo
D. occidentalis Bicolored Antvireo
D. plumbeus Plumbeous Antvireo
D. leucostictus White-streaked Antvireo

Genus Thamnomanes viewedit
T. ardesiacus Dusky-throated Antshrike
T. saturninus Saturnine Antshrike
T. caesius Cinereous Antshrike
T. schistogynus Bluish-slate Antshrike

Genus Xenornis viewedit
X. setifrons Spiny-faced Antshrike

Genus Isleria viewedit
I. hauxwelli Plain-throated Antwren
I. guttata Rufous-bellied Antwren

Genus Pygiptila viewedit
P. stellaris Spot-winged Antshrike

Genus Epinecrophylla viewedit
E. fulviventris Checker-throated Stipplethroat
E. gutturalis Brown-bellied Stipplethroat
E. leucophthalma White-eyed Stipplethroat
E. haematonota Rufous-backed Stipplethroat
E. amazonica Rio Madeira Stipplethroat
E. spodionota Foothill Stipplethroat
E. ornata Ornate Stipplethroat
E. erythrura Rufous-tailed Stipplethroat

Genus Myrmotherula viewedit
M. brachyura Pygmy Antwren
M. ignota Moustached Antwren
M. ambigua Yellow-throated Antwren
M. sclateri Sclater's Antwren
M. surinamensis Guianan Streaked Antwren
M. multostriata Amazonian Streaked Antwren
M. pacifica Pacific Antwren
M. cherriei Cherrie's Antwren
M. klagesi Klages's Antwren
M. longicauda Stripe-chested Antwren
M. axillaris White-flanked Antwren
M. schisticolor Slaty Antwren
M. sunensis Rio Suno Antwren
M. minor Salvadori's Antwren
M. longipennis Long-winged Antwren
M. urosticta Band-tailed Antwren
M. iheringi Ihering's Antwren
M. fluminensis Rio de Janeiro Antwren
M. grisea Ashy Antwren
M. unicolor Unicolored Antwren
M. snowi Alagoas Antwren
M. behni Plain-winged Antwren
M. menetriesii Gray Antwren
M. assimilis Leaden Antwren

Genus Dichrozona viewedit
D. cincta Banded Antbird

Genus Myrmorchilus viewedit
M. strigilatus Stripe-backed Antbird

Genus Herpsilochmus viewedit
H. pileatus Bahia Antwren
H. atricapillus Black-capped Antwren
H. praedictus Predicted Antwren
H. stotzi Aripuana Antwren
H. motacilloides Creamy-bellied Antwren
H. parkeri Ash-throated Antwren
H. sticturus Spot-tailed Antwren
H. dugandi Dugand's Antwren
H. stictocephalus Todd's Antwren
H. gentryi Ancient Antwren
H. dorsimaculatus Spot-backed Antwren
H. roraimae Roraiman Antwren
H. pectoralis Pectoral Antwren
H. longirostris Large-billed Antwren
H. axillaris Yellow-breasted Antwren
H. frater Rusty-winged Antwren
H. rufimarginatus Rufous-margined Antwren

Genus Microrhopias viewedit
M. quixensis Dot-winged Antwren

Genus Formicivora viewedit
F. iheringi Narrow-billed Antwren
F. erythronotos Black-hooded Antwren
F. grisea White-fringed Antwren
F. serrana Serra Antwren
F. littoralis Restinga Antwren
F. melanogaster Black-bellied Antwren
F. rufa Rusty-backed Antwren
F. grantsaui Sincora Antwren
F. acutirostris Marsh Antwren

Genus Drymophila viewedit
D. ferruginea Ferruginous Antbird
D. rubricollis Bertoni's Antbird
D. genei Rufous-tailed Antbird
D. ochropyga Ochre-rumped Antbird
D. malura Dusky-tailed Antbird
D. squamata Scaled Antbird
D. devillei Striated Antbird
D. caudata East Andean Antbird
D. klagesi Klages's Antbird
D. hellmayri Santa Marta Antbird
D. striaticeps Streak-headed Antbird

Genus Hypocnemis viewedit
H. cantator Guianan Warbling Antbird
H. flavescens Imeri Warbling Antbird
H. peruviana Peruvian Warbling Antbird
H. subflava Yellow-breasted Warbling Antbird
H. ochrogyna Rondonia Warbling Antbird
H. striata Spix's Warbling Antbird
H. rondoni Manicore Warbling Antbird
H. hypoxantha Yellow-browed Antbird

Genus Terenura viewedit
T. sicki Orange-bellied Antwren
T. maculata Streak-capped Antwren

Genus Cercomacroides viewedit
C. laeta Willis's Antbird
C. parkeri Parker's Antbird
C. tyrannina Dusky Antbird
C. serva Black Antbird
C. nigrescens Blackish Antbird
C. fuscicauda Riparian Antbird

Genus Cercomacra viewedit
C. manu Manu Antbird
C. cinerascens Gray Antbird
C. brasiliana Rio de Janeiro Antbird
C. melanaria Mato Grosso Antbird
C. ferdinandi Bananal Antbird
C. nigricans Jet Antbird
C. carbonaria Rio Branco Antbird

Genus Pyriglena viewedit
P. maura Western Fire-eye
P. similis Tapajos Fire-eye
P. leuconota East Amazonian Fire-eye
P. atra Fringe-backed Fire-eye
P. leucoptera White-shouldered Fire-eye

Genus Rhopornis viewedit
R. ardesiacus Slender Antbird

Genus Myrmoborus viewedit
M. leucophrys White-browed Antbird
M. lugubris Ash-breasted Antbird
M. myotherinus Black-faced Antbird
M. melanurus Black-tailed Antbird
M. lophotes White-lined Antbird

Genus Hypocnemoides viewedit
H. melanopogon Black-chinned Antbird
H. maculicauda Band-tailed Antbird

Genus Myrmochanes viewedit
M. hemileucus Black-and-white Antbird

Genus Gymnocichla viewedit
G. nudiceps Bare-crowned Antbird

Genus Sclateria viewedit
S. naevia Silvered Antbird

Genus Percnostola viewedit
P. rufifrons Black-headed Antbird
P. arenarum Allpahuayo Antbird

Genus Myrmelastes viewedit
M. schistaceus Slate-colored Antbird
M. saturatus Roraiman Antbird
M. hyperythrus Plumbeous Antbird
M. leucostigma Spot-winged Antbird
M. humaythae Humaita Antbird
M. brunneiceps Brownish-headed Antbird
M. rufifacies Rufous-faced Antbird
M. caurensis Caura Antbird

Genus Myrmeciza viewedit
M. longipes White-bellied Antbird

Genus Poliocrania viewedit
P. exsul Chestnut-backed Antbird

Genus Ampelornis viewedit
A. griseiceps Grey-headed Antbird

Genus Sipia viewedit
S. laemosticta Dull-mantled Antbird
S. palliata Magdalena Antbird
S. nigricauda Esmeraldas Antbird
S. berlepschi Stub-tailed Antbird

Genus Sciaphylax viewedit
S. hemimelaena Chestnut-tailed Antbird
S. castanea Zimmer's Antbird

Genus Myrmoderus viewedit
M. ferrugineus Ferruginous-backed Antbird
M. eowilsoni Cordillera Azul Antbird
M. ruficauda Scalloped Antbird
M. loricatus White-bibbed Antbird
M. squamosus Squamate Antbird

Genus Akletos viewedit
A. melanoceps White-shouldered Antbird
A. goeldii Goeldi's Antbird

Genus Hafferia viewedit
H. fortis Sooty Antbird
H. zeledoni Zeledon's Antbird
H. immaculata Blue-lored Antbird

Genus Aprositornis viewedit
A. disjuncta Yapacana Antbird

Genus Myrmophylax viewedit
M. atrothorax Black-throated Antbird

Genus Ammonastes viewedit
A. pelzelni Gray-bellied Antbird

Genus Myrmornis viewedit
M. torquata Wing-banded Antbird

Genus Pithys viewedit
P. albifrons White-plumed Antbird
P. castaneus White-masked Antbird

Genus Gymnopithys viewedit
G. bicolor Bicolored Antbird
G. leucaspis White-cheeked Antbird
G. rufigula Rufous-throated Antbird

Genus Rhegmatorhina viewedit
R. gymnops Bare-eyed Antbird
R. berlepschi Harlequin Antbird
R. hoffmannsi White-breasted Antbird
R. cristata Chestnut-crested Antbird
R. melanosticta Hairy-crested Antbird

Genus Hylophylax viewedit
H. naevioides Spotted Antbird
H. naevius Spot-backed Antbird
H. punctulatus Dot-backed Antbird

Genus Willisornis viewedit
W. poecilinotus Common Scale-backed Antbird
W. vidua Xingu Scale-backed Antbird

Genus Phlegopsis viewedit
P. nigromaculata Black-spotted Bare-eye
P. erythroptera Reddish-winged Bare-eye
P. borbae Pale-faced Bare-eye

Genus Phaenostictus viewedit
P. mcleannani Ocellated Antbird


  1. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156