Siberian Accentor

Prunella montanella (Pallas, 1776) SIBAC 10860
Family: Passeriformes > Prunellidae

Siberian Accentor, Yoav Perlman

A relative of the Dunnock, the first record (on Shetland in 2016) was part of an unprecedented arrival of over 200 Siberian Accentors across western Europe.

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
131 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
131 records



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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution.

Occupied 10-km squares in UK

European Distribution Map

European Breeding Bird Atlas 2


Siberian Accentor is a very rare vagrant. These records relate to a handful of well-watched individuals during an unprecedented invasion in 2016.

Weekly occurence of Siberian Accentor from BirdTrack
Weekly occurrence patterns (shaded cells) and reporting rates (vertical bars) based on BirdTrack data. Reporting rates give the likelihood of encountering the species each week.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Siberian Accentor, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Catalan: cercavores de Sibèria
Czech: pevuška sibirská
Danish: Sibirisk Jernspurv
Dutch: Bergheggenmus
Estonian: siberi raat
Finnish: taigarautiainen
French: Accenteur montanelle
German: Bergbraunelle
Hungarian: szibériai szürkebegy
Icelandic: Fjalltítla
Italian: Passera scopaiola asiatica
Latvian: Sibirijas pelkajite
Lithuanian: sibirinis eršketžvirblis
Norwegian: Sibirjernspurv
Polish: plochacz syberyjski
Portuguese: ferreirinha-siberiana
Slovak: vrchárka okrová
Slovenian: sibirska pevka
Spanish: Acentor siberiano
Swedish: sibirisk järnsparv

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