Rufous-eared brushfinch

The rufous-eared brushfinch (Atlapetes rufigenis) is a species of bird in the family Passerellidae.

Rufous-eared brushfinch
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passerellidae
Genus: Atlapetes
A. rufigenis
Binomial name
Atlapetes rufigenis
(Salvin, 1895)

It is found at high altitudes in woodland and shrub in the Andes of west-central Peru. It sometimes includes the Apurimac brush finch as a subspecies.

It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Atlapetes rufigenis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)