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Alternative name: Venezuelan Brush Finch

Arremon phygas

Buarremon phygas



Endemic to the mountains of northeast Venezuela (Anzoátegui, Monagas and Sucre).


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.



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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