White-browed Brush-Finch (Arremon torquatus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Digitally adapted

Identification & Behavior: ~19 cm (7.4 in). The White-browed Brush-Finch has yellow-olive upperparts. The cap is black with a median whitish stripe. The sides of the head are black with a white superciliary that extends back towards the neck. The throat is white. The center of the underparts is white bordered by gray and olive. It shows a black pectoral band. Both sexes have a black bill. The White-browed Brush-Finch was formerly considered a sub-species of the Gray-browed Brush-Finch.

Status: The White-browed Sparrow is uncommon in the understory of the montane forests of extreme southeast Puno. It also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Matorralero de Ceja Blanca.

Sub-species: White-browed Brush-Finch (Arremon torquatus torquatus), (Lafresnaye and d’Orbigny, 1837.

Meaning of Name: Arremon: Gr. arrhemon, arrhemonos= silent, without speech, negative. torquatus: L. torquatus, torques= collared.

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Distribution Map


    • 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.