Accentor



any oscine bird of the family Prunellidae, of Europe and Asia, resembling sparrows but having more finely pointed bills, as the hedge sparrow.
Historical Examples

Alpine Warbler (accentor alpīnus), a European bird of the same genus as the hedge-sparrow.
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noun
any small sparrow-like songbird of the genus Prunella, family Prunellidae, which inhabit mainly mountainous regions of Europe and Asia See also hedge sparrow

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