Olive finch

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Olive finch
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passerellidae
Genus: Arremon
A. castaneiceps
Binomial name
Arremon castaneiceps
(Sclater, 1859)

Lysurus castaneiceps

The olive finch (Arremon castaneiceps) is a species of bird in the Passerellidae family. Until recently, it was placed in the genus Lysurus.[2]

It is found in the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador and far northern Peru where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Arremon castaneiceps". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Cadena, C. D., J. Klicka and R. E. Ricklefs. (2007). Evolutionary differentiation in the Neotropical montane region: molecular phylogenetics and phylogeography of Buarremon brush-finches (Aves, Emberizidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 44(3): 993-1016.