Alternative name: Finch-like Tanager
- Oreothraupis arremonops
Length 20.5cm (8"). A big, bulky finch.
- Mostly rufous upper body
- Gray belly
- Black head with large whitish supercilliary and crown stripe
- Dark tail and outer primaries
Sexes alike, juveniles are duller and browner than adults.
Undergrowth and borders of subtropical forest.
Occurs at 1200m to 2700m.
Similar to brush-finches; forages in small groups in thick forest margins.
No information on diet. Forages on and near the ground.
One nest was found in November. The nest was cup-shaped, made mostly of moss and placed ca. 1m above the ground on a near-vertical bank. It contained one egg.
A resident species.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2011. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 16: Tanagers to New World Blackbirds. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553781
- Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Tanager Finch. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 4 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Tanager_Finch