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Black-cheeked Ant Tanager

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Photo by FlushUnderFootOsa Peninsula, Costa Rica, February 2012
Photo by FlushUnderFoot
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, February 2012
Habia atrimaxillaris


[edit] Identification

  • Blackish head
  • Salmon throat

Females are slightly duller

[edit] Distribution

Endemic to the Pacific lowlands of south-western Costa Rica (Golfo Dulce)

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Moist lowland forests and moist shrubland.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects.

[edit] Breeding

The nest is cup-shaped and made from leaves and plant material. The clutch consists of 2 eggs, the young fledgeing after 10-12 days.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Wikipedia
  3. BirdLife International

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