Atlas of nesting birds in Bulgaria

Alpine Accentor

(Prunella collaris)

Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) – Least Concern

Population size: 3 500 – 4 500 pairs

Distribution pattern

With quite limited patchy distribution, covering the zone above the tree line in the mountains Rila, Pirin, Vitosha, Central and Western Stara Planina, Western Rhodopеs and Slavyanka.

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Breeding distribution 2013 – 2020 – The distribution and the estimation of the population size of the species for the period 2013 – 2020 is presented –

Comparative distribution of the species compared to the first breeding birds atlas (Iankov, 2007): Breeding locality until 2007 | Breeding locality until 2007, confirmed after 2015 – | New breeding locality after 2015. – The breeding localities after 2015 are identified on a base of raw data from


Breeds mainly in alpine and subalpine grasslands, blanket bogs, and wetlands scattered with rocks and boulders, often near screes, inland cliffs and exposed rocks and other landscape elements inherent in the high mountains.

Trends in population changes for the period 2013-2020

Not analysed


Not analysed