Atlapetes is a genus of bird in the family Passerellidae (New World sparrows). The genus is mainly found in montane forest from Mexico to northwest Argentina.[1] Along with the genus Buarremon they comprise the brushfinches.

Rufous-capped Brush Finch.jpg
Rufous-capped brushfinch, Atlapetes pileatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passerellidae
Genus: Atlapetes
Wagler, 1831

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The genus contains 31 species:[2]


  1. ^ Sánchez-González, Luis A.; Navarro-Siguenza, Adolfo G. (2014). "Diversification in the Andes: the Atlapetes brush-finches". Zoologica Scripta. 44 (2): 135–152. doi:10.1111/zsc.12088. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (2020). "New World Sparrows, Bush Tanagers". IOC World Bird List Version 10.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 29 May 2020.