Accentors (Prunellidae)

Altai Accentor (Prunella himalayana) - HBW 10, p. 509

French: Accenteur de l’Himalaya German: Himalajabraunelle Spanish: Acentor del Himalaya
Other common names: Himalayan Accentor, Rufous-breasted(!)/Rufous-streaked Accentor

Taxonomy: Accentor Himalayanus Blyth, 1842, Himalayas.
Most closely related to, and forming a species group with, P. collaris; the two are sometimes placed in a separate genus, Laiscopus, because of larger size and distinct plumage differences in comparison with current congeners. Monotypic.

Distribution: Mountains from S Russia (Altai region E to mountains E of L Baikal) and NW Mongolia S to Tien Shan and Pamirs; non-breeding in Himalayas (E to Sikkim). Range limits not well known.

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