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Rufous Piha or not ?

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Old Tuesday 19th May 2020, 14:45   #1
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Rufous Piha or not ?

Hi all,

In early march, I saw this bird in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in Mexico (Yucatan Peninsula).
I am net entirely sure about my ID, but I am leaning towards Rufous Piha, though the yellow throat is throwing me off a little.

Can anyone weigh in ?

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Female Red-throated Ant Tanager?
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Old Tuesday 19th May 2020, 18:07   #3
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Ant-Tanager seems a good call.

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I third the Ant-Tanager, and assume it’s in range. If not it’s another Tanager type bird that sure looks like RR Ant-Tanager :)
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I third the Ant-Tanager, and assume its in range. If not its another Tanager type bird that sure looks like RR Ant-Tanager :)
Yes it's common in the area
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RT Ant-Tanager does indeed look like the right call.
Though the real bird looks nothing like the one in my field guide :)

Thanks for the help !
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RT Ant-Tanager does indeed look like the right call.
Though the real bird looks nothing like the one in my field guide :)

Thanks for the help !
Not sure which you're using, but the Vallely and Dyer guide to central America is free for download from project muse at the moment. I realise it only partially covers yucatan but you may find it useful. Its image of red-throated ant-tanager is fairly accurate...
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Not sure which you're using, but the Vallely and Dyer guide to central America is free for download from project muse at the moment. I realise it only partially covers yucatan but you may find it useful. Its image of red-throated ant-tanager is fairly accurate...
I used the Peterson guide for Central-America. Doesn't really cover Yucatan, but the species mostly overlap. A decent guide overall, but the female RT-Ant-Tanager was perhaps not the most accurate drawing.
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