Slaty brush finch

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Slaty brush finch
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Atlapetes
Species: A. schistaceus
Binomial name
Atlapetes schistaceus
(Boissonneau, 1840)

The slaty brush finch (Atlapetes schistaceus) is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family. It is found in humid Andean forests from western Venezuela, through Colombia, to Ecuador, with a disjunct population in central Peru. The latter is sometimes considered a separate species, the Taczanowski's brush finch (A. taczanowskii). Furthermore, the Cuzco brush finch from south-eastern Peru is sometimes considered a subspecies of the slaty brush finch.