Red-throated Ant-Tanager (Habia fuscicauda)

The Red-throated Ant-Tanager is a nervous bird that won’t let you approach that much. I tried following up one individual while it was singing, but it kept flying away every time. They are also pretty aggressive on feeders, fending off Clay-colored Thrushes and Passerini’s Tanagers with an offensive stance and sound. Their body is brownish in general, but has a deep red on the throat and nape that is distinctive. Although called Ant-Tanager, this species comes to fruit feeders, particularly to eat papaya.

Red-throated Ant-Tanager, Male - Habia fuscicauda - Tangara Hormiguera Gorgirroja, Macho

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