search

basic information
best photos
video
reports

Alpine Accentor

Prunella collaris (Scopoli, 1769)

Тинівка альпійська | Альпийская завирушка
adult

2016-06-24
Carpaths mnts. Shiptsy.
© Sergey Ryzhkov

Description

Adult Alpine Accentor in breeding plumage have grayish-brown upperparts with dark-brown longitudinal streaks on back and rump. There is small rufous patch on shoulders. Chin and throat are off-white or white with black-brownish cross streaks, formed by terminal tips of each feather. Craw, middle-breast and belly are grayish-brown, breast-flanks and belly-flanks are rufous-brown. Undertail is brown with broad pale edges on each feather. Flight feathers are dark-brown; lesser upperwing coverts are grayish-brown; median and greater coverts of secondaries are black with white tips; greater coverts of secondaries and alula are black-brown with narrow white terminal edges. Tail feathers are dark-brown; inner webs of tail feathers (exclude central pair) have large white terminal spots. Legs are pinkish-yellow, claws are dark-brown. Upper mandible is dark-brown, low mandible is yellow dark tipped. Eyes are pale-brown. In fresh plumage after autumn moulting the upperparts have well expressed buffy tone; cross streaks on throat are larger. Juveniles are brownish-grey above, with not clear streaks on back; underparts are buffy-brownish with off-white bases of craw feathers. Flight feathers are dark-brown with narrow clay-rusty edges on outer webs; last secondaries have broad edges; last feathers have large white spots. Upperwing coverts as on adults. Sizes: males - wing 95-101; females - wing 91-96 mm. Weight: 25-35 gr.

References

"Птицы Казахстана" том 4. "Наука". Алма-Ата, 1972.

supplement

go to family:

Prunellidae

in other projects

Birds of Kazakhstan

information gallery
Birds of Siberia

information gallery
Birds of Xinjiang

information gallery
Birds of Europaean part of Russia

information gallery
Birds of Kyrgyzstan

information gallery
Birds of Far East Russia

information gallery
Birds of Russia

information gallery
Birds of Northern Eurasia

information gallery

Big Year 2018

supported by

1. Raldugina Oksana (243)
2. Kodrul Yuriy (215)
3. Komarovskyi Dmytro (210)
4. Chernolyev Yevgen (206)
5. Gedziuk Vlad (200)
6. Komarovskiy Alex (200)
7. Sevidov Viktor (188)
8. Pylypiuk Kostyantyn (185)
9. Tymkiv Polina (169)
10. Repin Andrii (168)

more...