Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager Habia atrimaxillaris

  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Cardinalidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Caroline Pott, Daniel J. Lebbin, Elizabeth Jones, and Abraham Gallo

Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager is a Costa Rican endemic found in forest undergrowth, tall second growth, broken forests and streamside woodlands foraging for insects and occasionally fruit within its very small range. Occasionally joins mixed species foraging flocks or seen in larger groups, but is more often seen in small groups (1-3 individuals), presumed to be family members. Due to habitat loss and its small population size of less than 15,000 individuals that is believed to be declining, Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager is listed as Endangered on IUCN's Red List.


© David L. Ross, Jr.

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Pott, C., D. J. Lebbin, E. Jones, and A. Gallo (2013). Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager (Habia atrimaxillaris), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.