French: Accenteur rougegorge German: Rostbrustbraunelle Spanish: Acentor petirrojo
Himalayas (from E Gilgit and Baltistan E to Bhutan) and SW & C China (S & SE Xizang E to NE Qinghai, N Gansu and W Sichuan).
16–17 cm; 23 g. Has grey head and throat, brown upperparts with dark streaking on mantle and back; wings and tail greyish-brown, two pale wingbars; breast and breast... read more
Short sweet song, described as “si-tsi-si-tsi-tsu-tsitsi”, may accompany collective... read more
Breeds in damp, boggy areas of scrub, particularly willow (Salix), and tussock grasses,... read more
Food and feeding
Small seeds and invertebrates, perhaps including small crustaceans; seeds predominate in winter. Forages on ground, usually in open grassy... read more
Season May–Aug; double-brooded. No information on mating system or parental roles in breeding; collective display involving... read more
Resident; some post-breeding movement to lower elevations, details unknown.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in suitable habitat through much of range. No estimates of numbers available. Local in Pakistan, common only on Deosai Plateau;... read more
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