Caracas brush finch
|Caracas brush finch|
Arremon torquatus phaeopleurus
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.
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. SACC split the group in 2010.
- 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
- South American Classification Committee (September 2010). "Proposal (#468) to South American Classification Committee – Species limits in Arremon torquatus.". Archived from the original on April 2, 2012. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
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