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Radde's Accentor - BirdForum Opus

Photo by dorostkar
Fars, Iran, January 2018

Includes Yemen Accentor (= Arabian Accentor)

Prunella ocularis


15·5 cm (6 in)

  • Blackish-brown crown and ear-coverts
  • White supercilium
  • Grey hindneck
  • Olive-green mantle and back with black streaking


They are found in the mountains of Turkey, Armenia, northern Georgia, Iran and Yemen.



Clements recognizes these subspecies[1]:


Temperate grassland. Breeding in rocky pastures with scattered berberis.



There is not a lot known. They forage on the ground for insects and seeds.


Their nest is a cup constructed from twigs, leaves and stems. There is not much more information available.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.2). Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.2. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Dec 2017)

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