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Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager

Habia atrimaxillaris

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Large tanager usually found close to the ground. Male is sooty gray with black face and bright red throat that bleeds onto chest. Red crown not usually visible. Females have paler buffy-orange throat. Usually seen in small flocks as they forage through the forest understory. Listen for harsh scolding notes that might cue you into a flock.

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