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    • Prunella modularis
  • English
    • Dunnock
    • Hedge Sparrow
  • Dutch
    • Heggenmus
  • German
    • Heckenbraunelle
  • Portuguese
    • Ferreirinha
    • Ferreirinha-comum
  • Unknown
    • Dun
    • Hed

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

speedy

Date

March 27, 2015

Place

Benenberg (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

speedy

Date

March 26, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

muriloafurtado

Date

March 23, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

muriloafurtado

Date

March 22, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

rachelcottam3

Date

March 24, 2015

Description

Was moving to and from fence, pine tree and unknown species tree (have attached photo of tree also).

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

wookieetoolbox

Date

March 22, 2015 03:00 PM NZDT

Description

Saw one dunnock in plum street in middle of our backyard. Stayed for a few minutes then left. Our trees do not currently have any flowers or fruit. This lack of food as well as the presence of resident cats is keeping birds away from our backyard, though they are abundant in neighbouring properties (which are all resident free).

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

nelsonj

Date

March 20, 2015

Description

Saw one in trees behind house, very few fruiting plants in search area so very few birds seen in total.

Photos / Sounds

What

Hedge Sparrow Prunella modularis

Observer

niuy3

Date

March 14, 2015

Description

In the not far away from the crowd,lots of sparrows forage gathering in crowds and groups under the thee, and some of them stood on the thee.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

cecilies

Date

March 24, 2015

Description

Several dunnocks flying by and calling.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

vanessascott967

Date

March 19, 2015

Description

I saw two Dunnocks frantically trying to fly out of the fully netted blueberry bushes near the vineyard. Such sneaky and speedy birds.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Date

March 21, 2015

Description

Saw a few of these on the lawn during morning and early evening. They were seen flying over as well and flew from grass to grape vines.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

jamiefaul

Date

March 13, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

The dunnock (Prunella modularis) is a small passerine bird, or perching bird, found throughout temperate Europe and into Asia. It is by far the most widespread member of the accentor family, which otherwise consists of mountain species. Other common names of the dunnock include, the Hedge Accentor, Hedge Sparrow, or Hedge Warbler. The name "dunnock" comes from the Ancient British *dunnākos, meaning "little brown one."

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.