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Black-cheeked Ant Tanager

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Photo by Georg KriegerLa Gamba, Costa Rica, March 2005
Photo by Georg Krieger
La Gamba, Costa Rica, March 2005
Habia atrimaxillaris



  • Blackish head
  • Salmon throat

Females are slightly duller


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


This is a monotypic species[1].


Moist lowland forests and moist shrubland.



The diet includes insects.


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.


  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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