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The Radde's accentor (Prunella ocularis) is a species of bird in the family Prunellidae. It is found in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, and Turkey.

Radde's accentor
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Prunellidae
Genus: Prunella
P. ocularis
Binomial name
Prunella ocularis
(Radde, 1884)

Accentor ocularis

Its natural habitat is temperate grassland.


Radde's accentor was described by the German naturalist Gustav Radde in 1884 from a specimen collected in the Talysh Mountains near the Azerbaijan-Iran border. He coined the binomial name Accentor ocularis.[2] It is now placed in the genus Prunella that was introduced by the French ornithologist Louis Vieillot in 1816.[3] The species is monotypic.[4]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Prunella ocularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Radde, Gustav (1884). Ornis Caucasica. Die Vogelwelt des Kaukasus systematisch und biologischgepgraphisch bescrieben (in German). pp. 33, 244-245, pl. 14.
  3. ^ Vieillot, Louis Jean Pierre (1816). Analyse d'une Nouvelle Ornithologie Elementaire (in French). Paris: Deterville/self. p. 43.
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "Waxbills, parrotfinches, munias, whydahs, Olive Warbler, accentors, pipits". World Bird List Version 9.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 12 March 2019.

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