French: Accenteur à gorge noire German: Schwarzkehlbraunelle Spanish: Acentor gorjinegro
J. F. Brandt
#R, Semipalatinsk, north-east Kazakhstan
Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. atrogularis
(J. F. Brandt, 1843) – N & C Ural Mts, in NW Russia; winters in E Iran, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan S to Afghanistan and NW Indian Subcontinent and extreme SW China.
P. a. huttoni
(F. Moore, 1854) – mountains of WC Asia, from Altai Mts S to Tien Shan and Pamirs; partially migratory to SW Asia. Recorded (perhaps a vagrant) in Mar 2001 in the Qinling Mts (Shaanxi, C China)#R.
15 cm; 19 g. Nominate race has crown and nape greyish-brown with black streaks and black border, long pale cream supercilium; blackish ear-coverts separated from black of... read more
Song, from top of shrub or small tree, a pleasant verse with buzzes, piping sounds and a... read more
In summer, favours low, thick, thorny scrub and avoids open habitats: in clumps of stunted spruce... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily insects and other small arthropods, and worms and snails; also seeds, mainly in winter. Diverse arthropod prey include... read more
Information mostly from studies of race huttoni in Tien Shan Mts. Breeds May–Aug; two, possibly three, broods. Presumed... read more
Nominate race migrates S from Ural Mts to wintering grounds in E Iran, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common to rare. Population of nominate race on European side of Urals estimated at 3500–4000 pairs, with recorded densities in... read more
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