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small sparrow-like songbird of mountainous regions of Eurasia
A genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes.
One who sings the leading part; the director or leader.
Origin: * From accentor, from ad + cantor, from cano.
one who sings the leading part; the director or leader
a genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes
Origin: [L. ad. + cantor singer, canere to sing.]
The accentors are in the only bird family, Prunellidae, which is endemic to the Palearctic. This small group of closely related passerines are all in a single genus Prunella. All but the Dunnock and the Japanese Accentor are inhabitants of the mountainous regions of Europe and Asia; these two also occur in lowland areas, as does the Siberian Accentor in the far north of Siberia. This genus is not strongly migratory, but they will leave the coldest parts of their range in winter, and make altitudinal movements.
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