Altai accentor

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Altai accentor
Altai Accentor - Kazakistan S4E4375 (17017124887).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Prunellidae
Genus: Prunella
Species: P. himalayana
Binomial name
Prunella himalayana
(Blyth, 1842)

Laiscopus himalayanus

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.


Painting by John Gould.

This species, along with the alpine accentor, is sometimes separated from the other accentors, into the genus Laiscopus.[2]



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Prunella himalayana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ HBW volume 10, page 496