Such's Antthrush Chamaeza meruloides

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The song of Such’s Antthrush is a long series of 20-40 hollow notes, loudest near the middle and quieter at the beginning and end, similar to the song of Short-tailed Antthrush (C. campanisona), but longer and lacking the terminal "grunts". The sonogram presented by Willis (1992) was of a song 22.8 s long, which included 165 notes, and rose from 1,250 to 1,600 Hz at regular 2.1 Hz per note.

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

One described call is an abrupt quick! note (Krabbe and Schulenberg 2003).

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Such's Antthrush can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

None described.

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.