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Black-cheeked Ant Tanager

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Photo by Georg KriegerLocality: La Gamba, Costa Rica
Photo by Georg Krieger
Locality: La Gamba, Costa Rica
Habia atrimaxillaris



Blackish head, salmon throat. Males have a throat from bright salmon to dusky red on the breast, and females’ throats are slightly duller salmon.


Endemic to Costa Rica


This is a monotypic species1.


Moist lowland forests and moist shrubland.



The diet includes insects.


The nest is cup-shaped and made from leaves and plant material. 2 eggs are laid. The young fledge 10-12 days after hatching.


  1. Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019

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