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Red-throated Ant Tanager
(Redirected from Habia fuscicauda insularis)
18â€“20 cm (7-8 in)
Female: brownish-olive overall plumage, paler and greyer underparts, yellow throat and small pale yellow crown stripe.
 Similar Species
Very difficult to distinguish from the Red-crowned Ant Tanager. However, this species has darker lores, 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:
Older second growth, forest borders and surrounding shrubby areas.
They construct a cup shaped nest in the fork of a shrub or tree. Their clutch consists of 2-3 white eggs. It is thought that at times they are co-operative breeders.
Their main diet consists of insects, arthropods such as ants and caterpillars. They will also eat some fruit.
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