Grey-browed Brush-finch Arremon assimilis
(aka Stripe-headed Brush Finch Arremon torquatus or Buarremon torquatus)

Colombian name: Gorrión-montés Listado
Grey-browed Brush Finch, Rio Blanco, Caldas, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Rio Blanco, Colombia
April 2012

The Grey-browed Brush-finch is distributed from the Andes of western Venezuela through Colombia and Ecuador to Peru. The recent work by Cadena and Cuervo separates this species from Stripe-headed Brush Finch A. torquatus defined by most authorities is distributed from northern Venezuela and Colombia through the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. This recent change in taxonomy has been adopted by the South American Classification Committee and by the HBW and Birdlife International checklist.

Grey-browed Brush Finch, Rio Blanco, Caldas, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image It has a grey crown stripe and grey supercilium which gives it its new English name.

The song is a series of thin whistles often with three elements to the phrase.

Grey-browed Brush Finch, Rio Blanco, Caldas, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image

Grey-browed Brush Finch, Rio Blanco, Caldas, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image

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