French: Accenteur à poitrine rousse German: Strichelbraunelle Spanish: Acentor pechirrufo
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. s. jerdoni
(W. E. Brooks, 1872) – E Afghanistan and N Pakistan through W Himalayas E to W Nepal.
P. s. strophiata
(Blyth, 1843) – E Himalayas (E from C Nepal), C China (E Qinghai, Gansu and SW Shaanxi S to SE Xizang, N Yunnan and W Sichuan) and N Myanmar.
15 cm; 18 g. Has conspicuous supercilium white in front of eye, becoming broader and ochraceous above and behind eye, and blackish lateral crownstripe; blackish cheeks,... read more
Song, delivered from rock or occasionally in flight, very frequent at start of breeding, a... read more
In summer, occupies upper limits of birch (Betula), oak (Quercus) and pine (... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including worms; small seeds, berries and fruit. Forages in skulking manner on ground beneath bushes, often in clumps of... read more
Season May–Aug; double-brooded. No information on mating system. Nest a deep cup of moss, dried stems and lichen, lined with grass,... read more
Resident, with local altitudinal movements; descends to lower elevations in winter months.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Most widespread and abundant accentor in W of range; probably less numerous in China. No estimate of numbers available. Status in Myanmar uncertain;... read more
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