Slaty brushfinch

The slaty brushfinch (Atlapetes schistaceus) is a species of bird in the family Passerellidae. It is found in humid Andean forests from western Venezuela, through Colombia, to Ecuador, with a disjunct population in central Peru. The latter is sometimes considered a separate species, the Taczanowski's brushfinch (A. taczanowskii). Furthermore, the Cuzco brushfinch from south-eastern Peru is sometimes considered a subspecies of the slaty brush finch.

Slaty brushfinch
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passerellidae
Genus: Atlapetes
A. schistaceus
Binomial name
Atlapetes schistaceus
(Boissonneau, 1840)
A. schistaceus taczanowskii observed in Peru.


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