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Black-cheeked Ant Tanager

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Photo by Stanley JonesBosque del Río Tigre Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, February 2015
Photo by Stanley Jones
Bosque del Río Tigre Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, February 2015
Habia atrimaxillaris

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[edit] Identification

19 cm (7½ in)

  • Blackish head
  • Salmon throat
  • Salmon-orange crown patch (partially concealed)

Females are slightly duller

[edit] Distribution

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

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

FemalePhoto by Stanley JonesOsa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, February 2015
Female
Photo by Stanley Jones
Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, February 2015

Dense lowland forests, moist shrubland and streamside woodland.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet consists of insects, fruits and some berries.

[edit] Breeding

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

[edit] Gallery

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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2015)
  3. Wikipedia
  4. BirdLife International

[edit] External Links

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