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Red-throated Ant Tanager
19 cm. Dull red, paler below, bright red throat and central crown, dark bill and eyes. The female is brown-olive, paler and greyer below, yellow throat and small dull yellow crown stripe. Young birds are brown and lack the throat and crown patches.
 Similar Species
Very difficult to distinguish from the Red-crowned Ant Tanager. However, this species has darker lories, and the red or yellow crown stripe lacks the black edge found on the Red-crowned Ant Tanager. Both these differences are subtle; best differentiation is voice.
Six subspecies are recognized:
Thick undergrowth at the edge of forest.
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