French: Habia à joues noires German: Schwarzwangenkardinal Spanish: Habia carinegra
Dwight and Griscom
Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Vicinity of Osa Peninsula and Golfo Dulce (S Puntarenas), in SW Costa Rica; a presumed vagrant recorded at San Vito, 74 km from known range, at 1200 m#R.
19 cm; one male 48·9 g. Relatively dull ant-tanager, strong-billed and with dark head. Male has partly concealed crown patch salmon-orange, the feathers long but... read more
During foraging, groups continually give low, nasal “chit” and “chet” notes... read more
Dense lowland forest, streamside woodland, older second growth, occasionally selectively logged... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods; also some fruits, including berries of melastomes and Solanaceae. Found in pairs and in small groups, often with other birds in... read more
Few nests found. Season approximately mid-Jan to May, spanning dry season and early rainy season; nests with eggs in late Jan, nest-... read more
Resident. An apparently vagrant individual recorded however at San Vito, 74 km from known range and... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in South Central American Pacific Slope EBA. Locally fairly common; declining. Found only on the Osa Peninsula and around the... read more
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