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Green-striped Brushfinch subspecies virenticeps. Photo © by THE_FERN. Volcan Oztotepec, Nexico City, Mexico, December 2022
Arremon virenticeps

Buarremon virenticeps


18–20·5 cm

  • Head blackish
  • forehead with black median stripe with whitish stripes on each side. These latter transition to greenish from the end of the forehead back to the nape. (There may be a break in the stripes between the white and greenish)
  • Throat white
  • Back dull green (bright olive)
  • Underparts grey


Endemic to Mexico; does not overlap in distribution with the similar Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch.


Green-striped Brush Finch has in the past been placed in genus Atlapetes and is placed by some authors in Buarremon.


Two subspecies are recognized1:

  • A. v. verecundus:
  • Mountains of western Mexico (southern Sinaloa, northern Nayarit and southern Durango)
  • A. v. virenticeps:
  • Mountains of western Mexico (Jalisco and Colima to Morelos and western Puebla)


Humid montane evergreen forest.



They feed on or near the ground. Not much information available about their diet, but probably consists of insects and plant material.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)

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