Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Crested Ant-tanager (Habia cristata) - HBW 16, p. 321

French: Habia à crête rouge German: Scharlachhauben-Ameisentangare Spanish: Habia Copetona

Taxonomy: Phoenicothraupis cristata Lawrence, 1875, “Bogotá”, Colombia.
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: W Colombia on W slope of W Andes from Antioquia S to S Cauca (Cerro Munchique), locally on E slope of W Andes.