Altai accentor

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Altai accentor
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Prunellidae
Genus: Prunella
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.


The Altai accentor was described by the English zoologist Edward Blyth in 1842 and given the binomial name Accentor himalayanus.[2] The Altai accentor is now placed in the genus Prunella that was introduced by the French ornithologist Louis Vieillot in 1816.[3] The species is monotypic.[4]

This species, along with the alpine accentor, is sometimes separated from the other accentors, into the genus Laiscopus.[5]



  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. ^ 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 [187].
  3. ^ Vieillot, Louis Jean Pierre (1816). Analyse d'une Nouvelle Ornithologie Elementaire (in French). Paris: Deterville/self. p. 43.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ HBW volume 10, page 496

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