|Russet Antshrike, Thamnistes anabatinus|
Myrmornithinae is a subfamily of antbirds in the family Thamnophilidae.
In the Russet Antshrike, the sexes are the same, with brownish plumage and fairly stout bill; it is unusual among the antshrikes in that the sexes are alike, males lack grey or black. The Spot-winged Antshrike resembles a Thamnophilus antbird with disproportionately short tail and long bill. Wing-banded Antbird is an oddly proportioned, chunky antbird with short legs, stubby tail and long bill.
Wing-banded is mainly terrestrial, shuffling about inside humid lowland forests. Russet in arboreal antshrike mainly in forests on Andean slopes, inhabits canopy and sub-canopy of montane and lowland forest and secondary growth. Spot-winged is a canopy-inhabiting antshrike found widely in Amazonia.
It contains the following species:
- ^ a b c d e f Ridgely, Robert S.; Tudor, Guy; Brown, William L. (1994). The Birds of South America: The suboscine passerines. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. p. 771. ISBN 0-292-77063-4.
- ^ van Perlo, Ber (2015). A Field Guide to the Birds of South America: Passerines: Sapayoa to Finches. Harper Collins Publishers Ltd. ISBN 9780007477968.
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