Tanager finch

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Tanager finch
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Oreothraupis
P.L. Sclater, 1856
Species: O. arremonops
Binomial name
Oreothraupis arremonops
Sclater, 1855
Synonyms

Saltator arremonops

The tanager finch (Oreothraupis arremonops) is a songbird species. In the recent past usually placed in the Emberizidae (bunting and American sparrow) family, it actually seems to be, as its common name implies, a kind of tanager (Thraupidae). But its precise affinities are unclear. It is placed in the monotypic genus Oreothraupis.[2]

It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Oreothraupis arremonops". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Thomas M. Brooks, John D. Pilgrim, Ana S. L. Rodrigues & Gustavo A. B. Da Fonseca (2005). "Conservation status and geographic distribution of avian evolutionary history". In Andy Purvis, John L. Gittleman & Thomas Brooks. Phylogeny and Conservation. Conservation Biology 8. Cambridge University Press. pp. 267–294. ISBN 978-0-521-82502-3.