Order Passeriformes

Family Prunellidae

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  • Small, mainly terrestrial birds with pointed bill, compact body and horizontal posture; mostly dark grey or brown, usually streaked, above, paler below.
  • Eurasia.
  • Largely montane, mainly in alpine or subalpine zone above tree-line, or montane forest or scrub; one widespread species also in lowland scrub and gardens.
  • 14-18 cm.
  • 1 genus, 12 species, 36 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Hatchwell, B. (2019). Accentors (Prunellidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52317 on 11 December 2019).