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Dunnock - Prunella modularis

Dunnock - Prunella modularis. This shy bird can be seen hopping about under hedges - very appropriate as its other name is 'hedge sparrow'. you can see them in gardens, woodlands, hedgerows and parks.

Just 14cm long with a Wingspan of 20cm weighing only 21g with an average lifespan: 2 years

Here is a juvenile in my Sister's garden.

About


Dunnocks are shy birds, hopping about in low vegetation and around the edge of lawns, feeding on small insects, worms and seeds. The dunnock is a streaky brown-and-grey bird, with a dark grey head and a thin bill.

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