The Altai accentor (Prunella himalayana) is a species of bird in the Prunellidae family. It is also known as the rufous-streaked accentor or Himalayan accentor. It breeds in the Altai Mountains of western mongolia; it winters in the southern Tian Shan and Himalayan ranges.
The Altai accentor was described by the English zoologist Edward Blyth in 1842 and given the binomial name Accentor himalayanus. The Altai accentor is now placed in the genus Prunella that was introduced by the French ornithologist Louis Vieillot in 1816. The species is monotypic.
Painting by John Gould
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- Blyth, Edward (1842). "Notes on various Indian and Malayan birds, with descriptions of some presumed new species". Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 11 (121): 160-195 .
- Vieillot, Louis Jean Pierre (1816). Analyse d'une Nouvelle Ornithologie Elementaire (in French). Paris: Deterville/self. p. 43.
- Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "Waxbills, parrotfinches, munias, whydahs, Olive Warbler, accentors, pipits". World Bird List Version 9.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
- HBW volume 10, page 496
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