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San Lorenzo, NW Argentina (Yunga cloudforest), January 2013
Arremon torquatus

Buarremon torquatus



Found in Bolivia and Argentina.


Three subspecies recognized:

  • A. t. torquatus in the Andes of extreme southern Peru and northwestern Bolivia
  • A. t. fimbriatus in the Andes of Bolivia
  • A. t. borelli in the Andes of southern Bolivia and northwest Argentina

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, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Birdforum thread discussing the proposal to split this species

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