Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch (Arremon brunneinucha)

Order: Passeriformes Family: Passerellidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

Chestnut-capped-brush-finch
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Eastern Andes, Colombia

Chestnut-capped-brush-finch
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cordillera Del Condor, Peru

Chestnut-capped-brush-finch
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Cuzco, Peru


Identification & Behavior: ~19.5 cm (7.6 in). The Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch has olive-gray upperparts. The head is black with an extensive chestnut crown. The underparts are gray with a white throat and center of belly and a complete black band across the breast. Both sexes have a black bill. It is superficially similar to the rare and shy Olive Finch but is distinguished by a white throat, pale underparts, and a larger size.

Status: The Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch is uncommon in the understory of interior and edges of humid montane forests on the east slope of the Andes generally at elevations ranging between 1300-2200 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Matorralero de Gorro Castaño.

Sub-species: Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch (Arremon brunneinucha frontalis), Tschudi, 1844.

Meaning of Name: Arremon: Gr. arrhemon, arrhemonos= silent, without speech. brunneinucha: L. brunneus, brunius= brown and nuchus= nape.

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Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 03/01/2016.