Kozlov’s Accentor

Poorly known and little studied, Kozlov’s Accentor Prunella koslowi has been reported in China in Ningxia (Helan Mountains) and Inner Mongolia. HABITAT Thin scrub in arid mountains and semi-deserts. ID Mainly buff-brown above with fine blackish streaking on crown and broad black streaking on mantle and back. Wings and tail blackish with buff-brown edging; buffish-white tips to greater and median coverts forming wingbars. Some show sooty lores and ear coverts. Underparts pale buff, with some indistinct blackish-grey mottling on breast and throat, and indistinct blackish streaking on flanks. BARE PARTS Bill black; feet pinkish-brown; iris brown. VOICE Song similar to Brown Accentor P. fulvescens, but raspier. — Craig Brelsford


shanghaibirding.com covers all 9 species in Prunellidae in China. Click any link below:

Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris
Altai Accentor P. himalayana
Robin Accentor P. rubeculoides
Rufous-breasted Accentor P. strophiata
Siberian Accentor P. montanella
Brown Accentor P. fulvescens
Black-throated Accentor P. atrogularis
Koslov’s Accentor P. koslowi
Maroon-backed Accentor P. immaculata


Daniel Bengtsson served as chief ornithological consultant for Craig Brelsford’s Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of China, from which this species description is drawn.

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