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Siberian Accentor

Prunella montanella

Accentors make up a family of about a dozen species of small songbirds of Europe and Asia. This one is a rare but regular stray to the islands of western Alaska in fall. A few have been found in western Canada and the northwestern U.S. in fall, winter, and spring, and individuals stayed for entire winters in Idaho and Montana. Usually forages on the ground, creeping or hopping about close to dense thickets. 
Family Accentors
Accentors make up a family of about a dozen species of small songbirds of Europe and Asia. This one is a rare but regular stray to the islands of western Alaska in fall. A few have been found in western Canada and the northwestern U.S. in fall, winter, and spring, and individuals stayed for entire winters in Idaho and Montana. Usually forages on the ground, creeping or hopping about close to dense thickets. 
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How Climate Change Will Reshape the Range of the Siberian Accentor

Audubon’s scientists have used 140 million bird observations and sophisticated climate models to project how climate change will affect this bird’s range in the future.

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Climate threats facing the Siberian Accentor

Choose a temperature scenario below to see which threats will affect this species as warming increases. The same climate change-driven threats that put birds at risk will affect other wildlife and people, too.

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