French: Accenteur du Japon German: Rötelbraunelle Spanish: Acentor japonés
Accentor modularis rubidus
Temminck and Schlegel
S Sakhalin, S Kuril Is and Japan (S to Shikoku); in winter also Kyushu; recorded in Korea.
14–16 cm; 19 g. Has chestnut crown and nape, grey edging of nape feathers; ear-coverts cinnamon-brown with fine pale streaks; mantle rich chestnut with black streaks,... read more
Song, from bush or tree, an inconspicuous trill, “tsee-tsee syuu tsee-tsee-syuu”, but... read more
In summer, chiefly in thickets and the understorey of pine (Pinus), birch (Betula... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates; also seeds, primarily in winter. Forages mainly on ground, often beneath bushes and in undergrowth, sometimes at edges of... read more
Season May–Aug; double-brooded. Female copulates with more than one male, and two males may assist female in feeding single brood;... read more
N breeders migrate S to S parts of Honshu in Oct; mainly an altitudinal migrant in S, but some may... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common in suitable habitat on Hokkaido, Honshu and Shikoku. No estimates of numbers or population trends available.
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