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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Conopophagidae
Sclater & Salvin, 1873
Genus: Conopophaga
Vieillot, 1816
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The gnateaters are a family of eight small passerine bird species found in South America.

They are birds of dense wet forest undergrowth or bamboo stands in the Amazon and Orinoco basins and surrounding slightly higher ground.

They are round, short-tailed, and long-legged birds, about 5 inches in length. They are quite upright when standing. Sexes differ in plumage, and males are attractively coloured in shades of red and brown. Most species have a white tuft behind the eye. They are insectivorous as the group name implies.

Species list

Family: Conopophagidae

  • Rufous Gnateater, Conopophaga lineata
    Chestnut-bellied Gnateater, Conopophaga aurita
    Hooded Gnateater, Conopophaga roberti
    Ash-throated Gnateater, Conopophaga peruviana
    Slaty Gnateater, Conopophaga ardesiaca
    Chestnut-crowned Gnateater, Conopophaga castaneiceps
    Black-cheeked Gnateater, Conopophaga melanops
    Black-bellied Gnateater, Conopophaga melanogaster

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