23 May, 2011

Chestnut-capped Brush Finch

Scientific Name: Arremon brunneinucha

Population Estimate: 500K to 5M

Range / Habitat: Subtropical / tropical montane moist forest from southern Mexico, through Central America, to northwestern South America.

Field Notes: Medium-sized finch. Adults have a chestnut crown and bright white throat which aid identification. Black mask and necklace, olive-green back, white chest and belly. The above is a juvenile of the species.

Personal Notes: Seen at Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica

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