French: Accenteur de Radde German: Steinbraunelle Spanish: Acentor de Radde
Mount Kiz Yurdi, Talysh Mountains, Azerbaijan–Iran border
Subspecies and Distribution
P. o. ocularis
(Radde, 1884) – Radde's Accentor –
S & E Turkey, possibly S Georgia, Armenia, W Azerbaijan (perhaps SE)#R, possibly N Iraq#R, mountains of N, SW & E Iran and, rare, extreme S Turkmenistan; partially migratory to Levant.
P. o. fagani
(Ogilvie-Grant, 1913) – Yemen Accentor – mountainous region of W Yemen.
15·5 cm; 20–25 g. Has blackish-brown crown and ear-coverts, conspicuous broad white supercilium; hindneck grey, mantle and back olive-brown with black streaks;... read more
Song of nominate race, from top of bush or rock, short and fast, twittering, with warbles and... read more
In Turkey, breeds in rocky pastureland with scattered barberry (Berberis) bushes, at 1900... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known. Diet includes insects and seeds. Forages on ground among rocks, scrub and low vegetation, also alongside streams and at edge... read more
Few records. Nests of nominate race found May–Aug; probably double-brooded; race fagani breeds in spring and could well also... read more
Probably mostly resident, with altitudinal movement and some short-distance migration. In Turkey,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Rather uncommon to rare, with fragmented distribution. Minimal population data; estimate of 500–5000 pairs, probably more, in... read more
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