French: Accenteur immaculé German: Waldbraunelle Spanish: Acentor inmaculado
E Himalayas and S China (SE Xizang E to S Gansu and Sichuan); in winter W to C Nepal and S to C Yunnan; recorded, status uncertain, in N Myanmar#R.
14·5 cm; 20 g. Distinctive dark, unstreaked accentor. Has predominantly dark grey head and upper mantle, black lores, some white scalloping on grey feathers of... read more
Song, from perch, described as monotonous, but details lacking; call weak, high-pitched and... read more
Humid coniferous and rhododendron (Rhododendron) forests, often near water; breeds from c... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates and seeds, also some berries. Forages on ground, usually under thick vegetation, seldom in open. Secretive.
Few records. Breeds May–Jul. No information on mating system. Nest well hidden, placed low down in bush, sometimes on ground. Clutch... read more
Resident, with some altitudinal movement; post-breeding descent, often in parties, to lower... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon to scarce, or rare; not uncommon in Nepal in non-breeding season. No information on density or estimate of abundance. The most... read more
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