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Red-crowned Ant-Tanager

Common Name Red-crowned Ant-Tanager

Scientific Name Habia rubica

Species Birds

Family/Group Tanagers



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Bill blackish. Male mostly brownish red, paler below and somewhat brighter on throat; crown scarlet bordered by narrow black line. Female olive brown above with tawny yellow crown bordered narrowly with black; yellowish olive below, the throat tawny yellowish.

Habits and Behavior

Tends to forage somewhat higher above ground than Red-throated and not to travel in as large groups. The usual call is a rapid chatter of staccatto notes, chit chit chit... , quite like Red-throat's harsh, tearing scolds.

Further Reading

Nicaragua Animal Guide