noun Date: 1936 bird behavior in which ants are rubbed on the feathers to obtain chemicals (as formic acid) from the ants

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  • anting — /an ting/, n. the placing of ants among the feathers, done by certain birds apparently to kill parasites. [1935 40; ANT + ING1, as trans. of G Einemsen] * * * …   Universalium

  • anting — noun The practice, of some birds, of rubbing live ants into the feathers as a means of controlling parasites …   Wiktionary

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  • anting — ant·ing …   English syllables

  • anting — ˈan(ˌ)tiŋ noun ( s) Etymology: ant (I) + ing of certain birds : the deliberate placing of living ants or other small invertebrates among the feathers …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Anting (bird activity) — In the behavior called anting, birds rub insects on their feathers, usually ants, which secrete liquids containing chemicals such as formic acid, that can act as an insecticide, miticide, fungicide, or bactericide. It possibly also supplements… …   Wikipedia

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