Ash-throated antwren

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Ash-throated antwren
Herpsilochmus parkeri - Ash-throated-Antwren.jpg
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Thamnophilidae
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H. parkeri

The ash-throated antwren (Herpsilochmus parkeri) is a bird in the antbird family. The first species was found in northern Peru in 1983.[1]

Antbirds do anting. The bird rubs ants (or other arthropods) on the feathers before discarded or eating them.[2] While this has conventionally been considered a way to remove and control feather parasites

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  1. "Ash-throated Antwren (Herpsilochmus parkeri) - BirdLife species factsheet". birdlife.org. 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 30 May 2012. Ash-throated Antwren Herpsilochmus parkeri Check date values in: |year= (help)
  2. Willis E.& Oniki Y. 1978. "Birds and Army Ants". Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 9: 243–263. [1]