Caracas brush finch

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Caracas brush finch
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Arremon
Species: A. phaeopleurus
Binomial name
Arremon phaeopleurus
(Bangs, 1898)
Synonyms

Arremon torquatus phaeopleurus
Buarremon phaeopleurus

The Caracas brush finch (Arremon phaeopleurus) is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family.

It is found in the undergrowth of humid forest, especially near edges, at altitudes of 300 to 1,200 metres (980 to 3,940 ft) in the Venezuelan Coastal Range.

Taxonomy[edit]

The Caracas brush finch was often treated as a subspecies of the stripe-headed brush finch (A. torquatus), but was determined a distinct species on the basis of differences in vocalization, plumage, and genetics.[1] SACC split the group in 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cadena, C. D., and A. M. Cuervo (2009). Molecules, ecology, morphology, and songs in concert: how many species is Arremon torquatus (Aves: Emberizidae)? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 99(1): 152-176