Order Passeriformes

Family Thamnophilidae

Typical Antbirds
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  • Small to medium-large birds, most with shortish wings, strong legs and feet, many with short tail but some with long graduated tail, proportionately large bill, some with hooked bill; plumage soft, generally not bright, but many with bright or white patch on back.
  • Neotropical Region.
  • Forest and woodland.
  • 7-34 cm.
  • 45 genera, 213 species, 520 taxa.
  • 31 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Zimmer, K. & Isler, M.L. (2017). Typical Antbirds (Thamnophilidae). 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/52291 on 27 March 2017).