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Black-cheecked Ant-tanager

Habia atrimaxillaris


Endemic to COSTA RICA this is an endangered species due to habitat loss from deforestation. It measures 18 cm. and weighs 38 grams. Most of the head is blackish with contrasting Salmon throat; There is no other Habia in its range. The adult male has the orange spot salmon partially hidden in the middle of the crown. The front and sides of the crown are black with sooty tipped feathers, and the rest of the upper parts are dark gray, with a dull reddish tinge. The wings and tail are blackish, with slate gray edges. The chin and sides of the head are black. The throat is bright salmon, The female is similar but with small crown stain and opaque. The head rest is blackish and opaque throat salmon slightly opaque.


Rainforest of Osa peninsula and Golfo Dulce



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alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Cool Bird!

Jonathan Sequeira
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Jonathan Sequeira

Cartago, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 10, 2013
Submitted on Jan 10, 2013

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