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Photo by Stanley Jones
Poás National Park, Volcán Poás, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica, March 2006

Alternative name: Grey-striped Brush Finch

Arremon costaricensis

Buarremon costaricensis



Found in the highlands of southwest Costa Rica and western Panama.


This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly included in Stripe-headed Brush Finch. It has in the past been placed in genus Atlapetes and is also placed in Buarremon by some authorities.


Moist lowland forests and montanes.


Usually fouraging on ground or very low in undergrowth.


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase
  3. Birdforum thread discussing the proposal to split this species

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