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Such's Antthrush Chamaeza meruloides

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Formicariidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Harold F. Greeney and Guy M. Kirwan



Like other species of Chamaeza antthrushes, Such’s Antthrush walks deliberately along the forest floor, often along roots and logs, rhythmically pounding its short tail. It captures invertebrates in the leaf litter and on low vegetation. There have been no detailed studies, however, which might prove an interesting comparison with Short-tailed (C. campanisona) and Rufous-tailed (C. ruficauda) antthrushes.


No information.

Sexual Behavior

Not described, probably is at least socially monogamous.

Social and interspecific behavior

Nothing published.


No information.

Recommended Citation

Greeney, H. F. and G. M. Kirwan (2013). Such's Antthrush (Chamaeza meruloides), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.