French: Accenteur de l’Himalaya German: Himalajabraunelle Spanish: Acentor del Himalaya
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Mountains from S Russia (Altai region E to mountains E of L Baikal) and NW Mongolia S to Tien Shan and Pamirs and NE Afghanistan; non-breeding in Himalayas (E at least to Bhutan). Range limits not well known.
15 cm; 25–29 g. Has grey head with some black streaking; mantle and back chestnut-brown with dark streaks, rump paler brown; wings dark rufous-brown, two white wingbars... read more
Male song, from rock perch and in aerial pursuit of female, a loud warbling with trills and fluted... read more
In summer, stony alpine meadows and bare rocky hillsides with sparse cover, usually avoiding scree... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly invertebrates in summer; in winter, seeds supplemented by berries. Recorded as feeding flies (Diptera), lepidopterans, beetles (... read more
Season May–Aug; probably double-brooded, but details poorly known. Has been described as monogamous, but mating system and parental... read more
Poorly known. Post-breeding migration to lower altitudes, particularly from N slopes and ridges in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. No estimates of numbers available; in S Siberia, described as second most abundant species in alpine tundra area of Sayano-Shushensky... read more
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