The accentors are endemic to the Palearctic, mostly inhabiting the mountainous regions of Europe and Asia.

These birds look similar to sparrows, but are unrelated.

They feed on insects in summer and augment their with seeds and berries in the winter.

They build cup nests. The female lays on average 4 unspotted green or blue eggs. Both parents share the incubation duties.


Species list:

  • Alpine Accentor, Prunella collaris
  • Altai Accentor, Prunella himalayana
  • Robin Accentor, Prunella rubeculoides
  • Rufous-breasted Accentor, Prunella strophiata
  • Siberian Accentor, Prunella montanella
  • Brown Accentor, Prunella fulvescens
  • Radde’s Accentor, Prunella ocularis
  • Black-throated Accentor, Prunella atrogularis
  • Koslow’s Accentor, Prunella koslowi
  • Dunnock / Hedge Accentor/ Hedge Sparrow, Prunella -ularis
  • Japanese Accentor, Prunella rubida
  • Maroon-backed Accentor, Prunella immaculata
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