|P. montanella (top) and P. modularis (bottom)|
The Siberian Accentor (Prunella montanella) is a small passerine bird which breeds in northern Siberia on both sides of the Urals. It is migratory, wintering in southeast Asia. It is a rare vagrant in western Europe.
This is a Dunnock-sized bird, 13-14.5 cm in length. It has a streaked reddish-brown back, but adults have a brownish-black crown, dark cheeks, and a buff supercilium. The entire underside is yellowish rusty-buff. Like other accentors, this species has an insectivore's fine pointed bill.
The call is a fine ti-ti-ti, and the song is similar to the Dunnock’s pleasant twittering.
- Svensson, L., P.J. Grant, K. Mullarney and D. Zetterström (1999) Collins Bird Guide. HarperCollins, London. (ISBN 0-00-219728-6)