Habitat: This Ant-Tanager species can be found in undergrowth of second-growth woodland and forest border habitats, in the lowlands. Distribution: This species has been reported from eastern Mexico to northern Colombia. Natural History Notes: The Red-throated Ant-Tanager is usually found in small groups. The males sing a pretty harmonious song that consists of 3 clear notes "do, chech, wheet". This species is not a regular ant army follower. It feeds on insects and other arthropods, as well as on fruits. Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC). It is a resident species. Characteristics: This species has a total length of 7.5 inches (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). This bird has a heavy black bill and a black iris. The male has a plumage mostly dusky red with a fine red patch on top of the head. The part below is gray with some red, but not as red as the bright red throat. The female has a brown plumage above and also on the part below, which contrasts with the dark yellow coloration on the throat. The male of the race reported from Bocas del Toro (fuscicauda) differs by having a less bright red coloration on the throat and a crown more orange. The female of this race differs by having the throat less yellow.