Order Passeriformes

Family Formicariidae

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  • Fairly small to medium-sized, plump, predominantly terrestrial birds with short, rounded wings, long legs, short tail, large head and eyes; plumage mostly dull, with rufous, olive, brown, black and white dominant.
  • Neotropical Region.
  • Forest and woodland.
  • 10-24 cm.
  • 7 genera, 65 species, 174 taxa.
  • 14 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Krabbe, N.K. & Schulenberg, T.S. (2017). Ground-antbirds (Formicariidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/52292 on 27 March 2017).