Siberian Accentor: Small, shy sparrow-like bird with brown-streaked upperparts, gray nape and crown with dark gray center stripe, yellow-brown eyebrows and underparts; breast shows brown streaking. Wings have a white wingbar. The tail is notched, the bill is short and black. Legs and feet are pink.
Range and Habitat
Siberian Accentor: Native of northern Siberia, casual visitor in western and northern Alaska, accidential in Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Prefers mountainous country.
The Siberian Accentor was first described in 1776 by Peter Simon Pallas, a German zoologist and botanist who worked in Russia.
It is also known as the Mountain Accentor.
Like other accentors, this species has an insectivore's fine pointed bill.
A group of accentors are collectively known as a "diacriticality" and "host" of accentors.
The Siberian Accentor has a large range, estimated globally at 1,000,000 to 10,000,000 square kilometers. Native to Asia and North America and vagrant to Europe, this bird prefers forest or shrubland ecosystems. The global population of this bird has not been precisely determined but does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of the Siberian Accentor is Least Concern.