Physical characteristics

Accentors are small, plainly colored birds. They are similar to sparrows in general appearance, but their beak is much more slender and pointed. Their legs and feet are sturdy, and the wing has 10 functional primary feathers, which may be rounded or pointed at their tips. The tail is relatively short and squared at the end. The plumage is rather drab, being colored in inconspicuous patterns of brownish and grayish, with spots and streaks of white, black, and dull red. Males and females are similar in appearance, but males have somewhat longer wings, are heavier, and are slightly brighter in coloration.

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