Yellow-breasted brush finch

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For the bird alternatively named rufous-naped brush finch (Atlapetes rufinucha), see Bolivian brush finch.
Yellow-breasted brush finch
Rufous-naped Brush-Finch - South Ecuador S4E1959 (22764735833).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae
Genus: Atlapetes
Species: A. latinuchus
Binomial name
Atlapetes latinuchus
(Du Bus, 1855)
  • Atlapetes rufinucha latinuchus
  • Buarremon comptus

The yellow-breasted brush finch (Atlapetes latinuchus), also known as the cloud-forest brush finch, is a species of bird in the family Emberizidae. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of Atlapetes rufinucha.

Yanachocha Reserve - Ecuador

It is found in forest and woodland in the Andean highlands of northern Peru, through Ecuador and Colombia, to far western Venezuela. It is generally common, and therefore considered to be of least concern by BirdLife International. A new subspecies, A. l. yariguierum, was described in 2006 from Serranía de los Yariguíes in Colombia.

Subspecies A. l. comptus, illustration by Joseph Smit, 1886