|Red-crowned Ant-tanager Habia rubica
Brazilian name: tiê-do-mato-grosso
The Red-crowned Ant-tanager is distributed from Mexico through Central America to the Amazon Basin with a disjunct population in eastern Brazil and adjacent areas of Paraguay and Argentina.
|It is found in lower strata of humid forest and forest edges where it is usually seen in pairs or small family groups. It often associates with antbirds but is rarely seen at ant swarms at least in South America.
The male, seen here in photos 1 and 2, is a brownish red with brighter red below around the throat. It has a scarlet crown patch which can be just seen in photo 1.
|The female, seen in photos 3 and 4, is olive-brown above and paler below. It also has a crown patch which is tawny-yellow and is often not visible.|