French: Habia à couronne rouge German: Karmesinkardinal Spanish: Habia coronirroja
Staltator [sic] rubicus
Subspecies and Distribution
H. r. holobrunnea
Griscom, 1930 – E Mexico from S Tamaulipas S to N Oaxaca.
H. r. rosea
(Nelson, 1898) – Pacific slope of SW Mexico from Nayarit and Jalisco S to Guerrero.
H. r. affinis
(Nelson, 1897) – SW Oaxaca (S Mexico).
H. r. nelsoni
(Ridgway, 1902) – SE Mexico (Yucatán Peninsula).
H. r. rubicoides
(Lafresnaye, 1844) – Northern Ant-tanager – S Mexico (from Puebla, E Oaxaca, Tabasco and Chiapas), Guatemala and Belize S to Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.
H. r. alfaroana
(Ridgway, 1905) – NW Costa Rica (Guanacaste).
H. r. vinacea
(Lawrence, 1867) – Pacific slope of Costa Rica (S from Nicoya Peninsula) and Panama (E to Darién).
H. r. perijana
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1957 – Sierra de Perijá region of Venezuela–Colombia.
H. r. coccinea
(Todd, 1919) – base of Andes in W Venezuela (S from Lara) and adjacent NC Colombia (Norte de Santander, NE Boyacá, W Casanare); also recorded in NW Colombia (Córdoba).
H. r. crissalis
Parkes, 1969 – NE Venezuela (mountains of Anzoátegui and Sucre).
H. r. rubra
(Vieillot, 1819) – Scarlet-throated Ant-tanager – Trinidad.
H. r. mesopotamia
Parkes, 1969 – E Venezuela (R Yuruán region of E Bolívar).
H. r. rhodinolaema
(Salvin & Godman, 1883) – Colombia E of Andes (from Meta S to Caquetá), E Ecuador, NE Peru and NW Brazil.
H. r. peruviana
(Taczanowski, 1884) – E Peru, W Brazil and N Bolivia (S to Santa Cruz).
H. r. hesterna
Griscom & Greenway, 1937 – C Brazil S of R Amazon (E to R Xingu, S to N Mato Grosso).
H. r. bahiae
Hellmayr, 1936 – NE & CE Brazil (Alagoas; SE Bahia).
H. r. rubica
(Vieillot, 1817) – Red Ant-tanager – SE Brazil (from S Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo S to Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones).
17–19 cm; male 27·7–42·9 g, female 22·5–37 g. Mostly brownish-red ant-tanager with strong bill and no obvious crest. Male nominate race is mainly dull brownish-red above,... read more
Has diverse array of vocalizations, some harsh, some exceptionally melodic. In Middle America three... read more
Leafy undergrowth and lower levels of humid terra firme forest and tall second growth;... read more
Food and feeding
Food primarily arthropods; small amount of fruit, including Miconia and Solanum berries. Of 24 stomachs examined, two... read more
Breeding reported May and Jun (less often as early as Feb) in Mexico, Apr–Jul in Belize, Mar in Guatemala and Feb–Jun in Costa Rica; Feb–... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widespread, and uncommon to locally fairly common. Occurs in a large number of parks and reserves throughout its large range, and its... read more
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