Definition of Ant bird. Meaning of Ant bird. Synonyms of Ant bird

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word Ant bird. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word Ant bird and, of course, Ant bird synonyms and on the right images related to the word Ant bird.

Definition of Ant bird

Ant bird
Ant Ant, n. [OE. ante, amete, emete, AS. [ae]mete akin to G. ameise. Cf. Emmet.] (Zo["o]l.) A hymenopterous insect of the Linn[ae]an genus Formica, which is now made a family of several genera; an emmet; a pismire. Note: Among ants, as among bees, there are neuter or working ants, besides the males and females; the former are without wings. Ants live together in swarms, usually raising hillocks of earth, variously chambered within, where they maintain a perfect system of order, store their provisions, and nurture their young. There are many species, with diverse habits, as agricultural ants, carpenter ants, honey ants, foraging ants, amazon ants, etc. The white ants or Termites belong to the Neuroptera. Ant bird (Zo["o]l.), one of a very extensive group of South American birds (Formicariid[ae]), which live on ants. The family includes many species, some of which are called ant shrikes, ant thrushes, and ant wrens. Ant rice (Bot.), a species of grass (Aristida oligantha) cultivated by the agricultural ants of Texas for the sake of its seed.
Ant bird
Ant bird Ant" bird, (Zo["o]l.) See Ant bird, under Ant, n.

Meaning of Ant bird from wikipedia

- advantage for birds following swarms of army ants. The claws of these antbirds are longer than those of species that do not follow ants, and the soles...
- ant, pavement ant, yellow crazy ant, banded sugar ant, pharaoh ant, carpenter ants, odorous house ant, red imported fire ant, and European fire ant....
- a self-anointing behavior during which birds rub insects, usually ants, on their feathers and skin. The bird may pick up the insects in its bill and...
- to other birds that specialize in following ants, this family is the most tied to the ground. The long, powerful legs (which lend the birds a distinctive...
- Ant tanager clade: Genus Habia (formerly under Thraupidae) Red-crowned ant tanager, Habia rubica Red-throated ant tanager, Habia fuscicauda Sooty ant...
- The name army ant (or legionary ant or marabunta) is applied to over 200 ant species in different lineages. Due to their aggressive predatory foraging...
- collect on leaves. Birds of arid regions make use of loose soil to dust-bathe. A behaviour termed as anting in which the bird encourages ants to run through...
- The red-crowned ant tanager (Habia rubica) is a medium-sized p****erine bird from tropical America. The genus Habia was long placed with the tanagers (Thraupidae)...
- attacked by the birds, but the birds immediately ceased the attack. These experiments provide evidence that the aposematic coloration of velvet ants causes their...
- prey, such as birds and wasps, normally avoid them, because they are either unpalatable or aggressive. Spiders are the most common ant mimics. Additionally...
Loading...