Alpine Accentor

Prunella collaris

(P. c. montana)

Armenian Name: Ալպիական նրբագեղիկ
Alpine Accentor

See Plate 43 for Alpine Accentor and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Uncommon
Length:18 cm, Wing Span:30-32.5 cm
Distribution Map: Map 232.
Adult: Brown-gray with brown-red streaks on flanks, white tips on black wing coverts and tail, and bright yellow base of bill. Throat barred black and white.
Juvenile: Duller and browner; yellowish tips on wings and tail.
Similar Species: Differs from Dunnock by larger size and red-brown flank streaks.
Behavior: Often feeds at edge of snow patches. Preens and sunbathes on top of rocks.
Habitat: Rocky alpine area; lower in winter.
Food: Invertebrates.
Nest: Cup in crevices of rock or under shrub.
Eggs: 23 mm, 3-4, pale blue.