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Category:Oreothraupis - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Oreothraupis


This genus contains only one species, the Tanager Finch from Colombia and Ecuador.
A big, bulky finch with a relatively short bill and a pot-bellied structure.


Oreothraupis is treated here as a genus in the family Passerellidae.
Some authorities treat this as a Tanager and place it in Thraupidae. Restall treat it as a close relative to Brush-Finches of genus Atlapetes. According to SACC3, evidence is weakly in favor of the treatment as a Tanager.

Genus Oreothraupis viewedit
O. arremonops Tanager Finch


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2011. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 16: Tanagers to New World Blackbirds. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553781
  3. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
  4. SACC Baseline read in November 2008

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