Radde’s Accentor
Scientific Name 
Prunella ocularis
Arabic Name 
عصفور الشوك أبيض الصدر
15.5 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 

In Kuwait


Extremely rare vagrant and an accidental occurrence. This is a mountain bird, its nearest known breeding area being the Zagros range of Iran.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 3 records for Kuwait with the last been seen at Al-Shallal's Farm in April 2012.
In the world 
It has an extremely large range and a population that is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats. It is found in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, and Turkey. Its natural habitat is temperate grassland.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradatoon.