ⓘ Formicariidae

                                     

ⓘ Formicariidae

Formicariidae is a family of smallish passerine birds of subtropical and tropical Central and South America known as formicariids. They are between 10 and 20 cm in length, and are related to the antbirds, Thamnophilidae, and gnateaters, Conopophagidae. This family contains probably some 12 species in two fairly small genera.

These are forest birds that usually feed on insects on the ground or near the Ground. Most of them gray with hints of rusty brown, black, white and dominant tones. Compared to other birds that spetsializiruyutsya the following ants, but this family is the most tied to the Land. Long, powerful legs, which give the birds a distinctive upright position and, in fact, a throwback to assistance a way of life.

They lay two to three eggs in a nest on a tree, both sexes incubating.