Perijá brush finch

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Perijá brush finch
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Arremon
Species: A. perijanus
Binomial name
Arremon perijanus
(Phelps & Gilliard, 1940)

Arremon torquatus perijanus
Buarremon perijanus

The Perijá brush finch (Arremon perijanus) 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 Serranía del Perijá between north-east Colombia and north-west Venezuela.[1][2]


The Perijá 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.[3] The SACC split the group in 2010.


  1. ^ Ridgely, R. S., & J. A. Gwynne, Jr. (1989). A Guide to the Birds of Panama with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras. 2nd edition. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-08529-3
  2. ^ Restall, R. L., C. Rodner, & M. Lentino (2006). Birds of Northern South America. Christopher Helm. ISBN 0-7136-7243-9 (vol. 1). ISBN 0-7136-7242-0 (vol. 2).
  3. ^ 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