Tanagers (Thraupidae)

Sooty Ant-tanager (Habia gutturalis) - HBW 16, p. 320

French: Habia fuligineux German: Graurücken-Ameisentangare Spanish: Habia Sombría

Taxonomy: Phoenicothraupis gutturalis P. L. Sclater, 1854, Nova Grenada = 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: NW Colombia along N base of Andes from Córdoba (upper R Sinú) E to Santander, and S on both slopes of Magdalena Valley to N Tolima on W side and to W Santander (SW of Bucaramanga and N of San Vicente), W Boyacá (including Reserva El Paujíl, in Serranía La Quinchas) and N Cundinamarca on E side.