The most migratory of the Accentors, moving from its breeding territories in Russia to its wintering grounds in northern China and the upper Korean peninsula. Face is brightly marked: black with a yellow brow and throat. The more faded-looking juvenile can resemble Brown Accentor, but juvenile Siberian has a buffy brow, a gray nape, and buffy underparts. Forages in shrubby areas and thickets, usually in open forests and forest edges. Often seen in dense foliage overhanging or bordering narrow waterways.