Grey-browed brush finch

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Grey-browed brush finch
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Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Arremon
Species: A. assimilis
Binomial name
Arremon assimilis
(Boissonneau, 1840)

Arremon torquatus assimilis
Buarremon assimilis

The grey-browed brush finch (Arremon assimilis) is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family. It is found in the undergrowth of humid forests, especially near the edges, at altitudes of 300 to 1,200 metres (980 to 3,940 ft) in the Andes Mountains of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and most of Peru.

Composite image of front and back of a single bird, along old Mindo Rd., Ecuador


The grey-browed 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] The SACC split the group in 2010.


  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