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 for Ant bird
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ant \Ant\, n. [OE. ante, amete, emete, AS. [ae]mete akin to G.
     ameise. Cf. Emmet.] (Zool.)
     A hymenopterous insect of the Linn[ae]an genus Formica,
     which is now made a family of several genera; an emmet; a
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: Among ants, as among bees, there are neuter or working
           ants, besides the males and females; the former are
           without wings. Ants live together in swarms, usually
           raising hillocks of earth, variously chambered within,
           where they maintain a perfect system of order, store
           their provisions, and nurture their young. There are
           many species, with diverse habits, as agricultural
           ants, carpenter ants, honey ants, foraging ants, amazon
           ants, etc. The white ants or Termites belong to the
           [1913 Webster]
     Ant bird (Zool.), one of a very extensive group of South
        American birds ({Formicariid[ae]), which live on ants.
        The family includes many species, some of which are called
        ant shrikes, ant thrushes, and ant wrens.
     Ant+rice+(Bot.),+a+species+of+grass+({Aristida+oligantha">Ant rice (Bot.), a species of grass ({Aristida oligantha)
        cultivated by the agricultural ants of Texas for the sake
        of its seed.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ant bird \Ant" bird\, (Zool.)
     See Ant bird, under Ant, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ant bird
      n 1: any of various dull-colored South American birds that
           feeding on ants some following army ant swarms [syn:
           antbird, ant bird]

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