Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Accentor, a genus of Warblers, with 12 species from Europe and Asia, one of which, A. modularis, the Hedge Accentor, or Hedge Sparrow (q.v.), is British, and another, A. alpinus, the Alpine Accentor, an occasional visitant. The latter may be distinguished from the hedge sparrow by the throat, which is white spotted with black, and the wing-coverts, which are reddish-brown, varied with black, and tipped with white.