Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Black-cheeked Ant-tanager (Habia atrimaxillaris) - HBW 16, p. 320

French: Habia à joues noires German: Schwarzwangen-Ameisentangare Spanish: Habia Carinegra

Taxonomy: Phoenicothraupis atrimaxillaris Dwight and Griscom, 1924, Puerto Jimenez, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
Molecular-genetic evidence indicates that this genus may form a monophyletic group with Piranga and Chlorothraupis, and that all three are more closely related to cardinals (Cardinalidae) than to true tanagers. Monotypic.

Distribution: Vicinity of Osa Peninsula and Golfo Dulce (S Puntarenas), in SW Costa Rica.

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