This Bird Loves Ants

on August 9, 2022

This week, we migrate to Central and South America, looking for a large family of small birds.


Spotted Antbird
Francesco Veronesi from Italy, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Learn more about antbirds as Professor Barry Mins studies kinds that may have been on the Ark.

  1. This bird can be found in Central and South _______.
  2. Many species follow army ant ______.
  3. They like to eat the ______ that the mass of swarming ants root out in their travels.
  4. Some species depend entirely on the army ____ to find their food for them.
  5. If they cannot find a swarm, these birds will visit known ant ________ looking for one to follow.
  6. The females lay one or two ____.
  7. The eggs are splotchy ____ in color.
  8. Nestlings hatch without ________.
  9. This week’s kind is the Thamnophilidae, or _______ kind.
  10. These birds get their name from their habit of ________ army ants.

Word Bank

  • America
  • Antbird
  • Ants
  • Colonies
  • Eggs
  • Feathers
  • Following
  • Insects
  • Pink
  • Swarms
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