Crested ant tanager

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Crested ant tanager
Crested Ant Tanager (Habia cristata) (8079775659).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae
Genus: Habia
Species: H. cristata
Binomial name
Habia cristata
(Lawrence, 1875)

The crested ant tanager (Habia cristata) is a songbird species. Though it was formerly placed in the tanager family (Thraupidae), it is not actually a tanager. Today it is assigned to the cardinal family (Cardinalidae).

It is endemic to Colombia, where it is found in the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.