Buntings and New World Sparrows (Emberizidae)

Ochre-breasted Brush-finch (Atlapetes semirufus) - HBW 16, p. 583

French: Tohi demi-roux German: Ockerbrust-Buschammer Spanish: Atlapetes Semirrufo

Taxonomy: Tanagra (Arremon) semirufus Boissonneau, 1840, Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia.
Sometimes considered to form a superspecies with A. personatus and A. fulviceps; likely closely related to former, but latter may not belong in such a group. Six subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • benedettii Phelps, Sr & Gilliard, 1941 - mountains of Falcón, Lara and Trujillo, in NW Venezuela.
  • denisei (Hellmayr, 1911) - N & NE Venezuela (Carabobo and Aragua E to Monagas and Sucre).
  • albigula J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1946 - N Táchira, in W Venezuela.

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  • benedettii Phelps, Sr & Gilliard, 1941 - mountains of Falcón, Lara and Trujillo, in NW Venezuela.
  • denisei (Hellmayr, 1911) - N & NE Venezuela (Carabobo and Aragua E to Monagas and Sucre).
  • albigula J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1946 - N Táchira, in W Venezuela.
  • zimmeri Meyer de Schauensee, 1947 - E slope of E Andes of Colombia (S Norte de Santander and NE Boyacá) and Venezuela (W Táchira).
  • majusculus Todd, 1919 - slope of E Andes in N Boyacá (Colombia).
  • semirufus (Boissonneau, 1840) - E slope of E Andes in Cundinamarca (Colombia).
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