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    • Accenteur mouchet
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    • Лесная завирушка
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    • Passera scopaiola
  • Hebrew
    • סתרי מצוי
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    • Prunella modularis
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    • Dunnock
    • Hedge Sparrow
    • Hedge Accentor
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    • Heggenmus
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    • Pardal de bardissa
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    • Heckenbraunelle
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    • Ferreirinha
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    • Dun
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Recent observations

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What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

springstonschool

Date

August 23, 2016

Description

5 Minute Bird Count

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No photos or sounds

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

August 5, 2016 09:44 AM NZST

Description

Observed a dunnock in coastal bush near the bottom end of Tasman Lookout Track, close to Piha Beach, nearby houses, and public car parking area.

I've noticed an increase in dunnocks in the Piha area, a bird not normally seen in Auckland.

http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/3034671

http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/2311689

From NZ Birds online:
Distribution and habitat

Dunnocks occur throughout the country from sea level to subalpine scrub at 1,600 m altitude, in orchards, farms, suburban gardens, scrub and forest. They are a common bird in southern New Zealand, but are scarce north from Waikato north, and are rare in Auckland city. Dunnocks are common and breed in the Chathams, Antipodes, Auckland and Campbell Islands, and are recorded as vagrant to The Snares. There is no evidence of migratory movements within New Zealand. The natural distribution of dunnocks ranges from Europe eastwards to the Ural mountains in Russia and south to the Caucasus region and northern Iran.

http://www.nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/dunnock

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No photos or sounds

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Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

silviakarina

Date

August 10, 2016 10:26 AM CEST

Photos / Sounds

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

simonnicholas2

Date

December 27, 2015

Description

Fantail in background as well

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

brunodurand

Date

September 1, 2015 02:40 PM SGT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

brunodurand

Date

May 5, 2015 10:06 AM SGT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

brunodurand

Date

April 3, 2016 09:42 AM SGT

Description

male

Photos / Sounds

Square

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Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

trcarlisle

Date

June 29, 2016 08:52 AM BST

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Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

trcarlisle

Date

July 2, 2016 06:41 PM BST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

belyykit

Date

July 12, 2016 05:38 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

belyykit

Date

July 10, 2016 09:35 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

roby

Date

June 23, 2016 01:51 PM SAST
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Description from Wikipedia

The dunnock (Prunella modularis) is a small passerine, or perching bird, found throughout temperate Europe and into Asia. Dunnocks have also been successfully introduced into New Zealand. 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

  • Portugal
    Pouco preocupante (lc) (Source: Livro Vermelho dos Vertebrados de Portugal)
    Pouco Preocupante
Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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