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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thamnophilidae
Genus: Formicivora
Swainson, 1824

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Formicivora is a genus of birds in the Thamnophilidae family. These relatively small, long-tailed antbirds are strongly sexually dichromatic. They are found in forest, woodland and shrub in South America, although a single species (F. grisea) also occurs in Panama.


The Sincorá Antwren was only described in 2007. The Marsh Antwren possibly belongs in this genus.


  1. ^ Gonzaga, Carvalhaes & Buzzetti (2007). A new species of Formicivora antwren from the Chapada Diamantina, eastern Brazil (Aves: Passeriformes: Thamnophilidae). Zootaxa 1473: 25–44. Available online (PDF)

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