Red-throated Ant-Tanager

Red-throated Ant-tanager are 19 cm long and weigh 40 g. Adult males are dull dusky red, somewhat paler below, and with a bright red throat and central crown. The female is brownish olive, paler and greyer below, and with a yellow throat and small dull yellow crown stripe. Young birds are brown and lack the throat and crown patches.

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The Red-throated Ant-Tanager is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Red-throated Ant-tanager, Habia fuscicauda, is a medium-sized passerine bird. This species is a resident breeder on the Caribbean slopes from southeastern Mexico to eastern Panama. It was usually considered an aberrant kind of tanager and placed in the Thraupidae, but is actually closer to the cardinals (Cardinalidae). Consequently, it can be argued that referring to the members of this genus as Ant-tanagers is misleading, but no other common name has gained usage. Red-throated Ant-tanager are 19 cm long and weigh 40 g. More

Red-throated Ant-Tanagers rely almost entirely on fruit protein during the major fruiting peak, whereas Ochre-bellied Flycatchers have the largest input of fruit protein during the secondary fruit peak. Incubation in both species occurs from June to August, and most incubating individuals rely on a mixture of insects and fruit. In both species, examination of fecal contents showed the ingestion of the largest number of fruit species during the major fruiting peak. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Thraupidae
Genus : Habia
Species : fuscicauda
Authority : (Cabanis, 1861)