|From Lungthu (~11,000 ft) in Sikkim, India.|
The rufous-breasted accentor (Prunella strophiata) is passerine bird in the Prunellidae family, endemic to the Himalayas, descending in the winter to lower-to-middle altitudes. It is found in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Tibet, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.
The rufous-breasted accentor was described by the English zoologist Edward Blyth in 1843 from a specimen collected in Nepal. He coined the binomial name Accentor strophiatus. The specific epithet strophiatus/strophiata is from Latin strophium "breast-band". The rufous-breasted accentor is now placed in the genus Prunella that was introduced by the French ornithologist Louis Vieillot in 1816.
- P. s. jerdoni (Brooks, WE, 1872) – east Afghanistan and west Himalayas
- P. s. strophiata (Blyth, 1843) – central and east Himalayas to central China and north Myanmar
- BirdLife International (2012). "Prunella strophiata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Blyth, Edward (1843). "Mr. Blyth's monthly report for the December meeting 1842". Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 12 Part 2 (143): 925-1011 .
- Jobling, J.A. (2019). del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E., eds. "Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
- 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 12 March 2019.
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