noun ant·bird

Definition of antbird

  1. :  any of numerous birds believed to feed largely on ants; especially :  a member of the family Formicariidae of the forest regions of tropical America that is small or medium sized, often black-and-white or brown, and of retiring habits —called also ant thrush

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