THE BEHAVIOR OF SCALE-BACKED ANTBIRDS

Scale-backed Antbird (Hylophylax poecilinotus) Science Article 2

abstract

Among birds that regularly capture arthropods flushed by swarms of army ants in South American forests (Willis and Oniki 1978), one of the species lowest in peck orders is the Scale-backed Antbird (Hylophylux poecilinota). Here I report on the specialized behavior patterns that allow it to become one of the few antbirds that persist in moderately regularant-following despite being excluded by three-five larger species.

EDWIN 0. WILLIS, Wilson Bull. 94(4), 1982, pp. 447-462

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