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Rufous capped Antthrush
Rufous-capped Antthrush (Formicarius colma)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Formicariidae
Genus Formicarius

Formicarius is a genus of antthrushes in the Formicariidae family. These birds are all found in the tropical New World, from southern Mexico south to Central America and northern South America. All are named as antthrushes, and are insectivorous forest birds. They are largely terrestrial, feeding mainly on the ground on ants and other insects.


It contains the following species:

Black-faced Antthrush (d'Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1837) (Formicarius analis)
 Mayan Antthrush (Formicarius (analis) moniliger)
Rufous-capped Antthrush (Boddaert, 1783) (Formicarius colma)
Black-headed Antthrush (Ridgway, 1893) (Formicarius nigricapillus)
Rufous-fronted Antthrush (Blake, 1957) (Formicarius rufifrons)
Rufous-breasted Antthrush (Salvin, 1866) (Formicarius rufipectus)