Yellow-breasted brushfinch

For the bird alternatively named rufous-naped brush finch (Atlapetes rufinucha), see Bolivian brush finch.

The yellow-breasted brushfinch (Atlapetes latinuchus), also known as the cloud-forest brushfinch, is a species of bird in the family Passerellidae. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of Atlapetes rufinucha.

Yellow-breasted brushfinch
Rufous-naped Brush-Finch - South Ecuador S4E1959 (22764735833).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passerellidae
Genus: Atlapetes
A. latinuchus
Binomial name
Atlapetes latinuchus
(Du Bus, 1855)
  • Atlapetes rufinucha latinuchus
  • Buarremon comptus
Yanachocha Reserve - Ecuador

It is found in forest and woodland in the Andean highlands of northern Peru, through Ecuador and Colombia, to far western Venezuela. It is generally common, and therefore considered to be of least concern by BirdLife International. A new subspecies, A. l. yariguierum, was described in 2006 from Serranía de los Yariguíes in Colombia.

Subspecies A. l. comptus, illustration by Joseph Smit, 1886


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