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    • Passera scopaiola
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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
    • Hed

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Recent observations

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What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

laura-nz

Date

March 22, 2016 12:07 PM NZDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

james_ranstead

Date

April 8, 2016 11:37 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 25, 2016

Description

Close to the beach beside a stream. Couldn't get closer shots, but from the song, and blue/grey breast colour and stripes, guessing a dunnock. Have found these birds before at Piha, higher up on a track. Not common in Auckland, but have sighted a few in the Waitakere Ranges.

Photos / Sounds

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

grtschnk

Date

April 13, 2016 08:35 AM CEST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

grtschnk

Date

April 10, 2016

Photos / Sounds

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What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

givernykate

Date

January 23, 2016

Place

arrowtown (Google, OSM)

Description

Small brown bird could be dirty sparrow but seemed different

Photos / Sounds

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

jakob

Date

April 1, 2016 04:36 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

jakob

Date

March 28, 2016 01:01 PM CEST

Place

Hinterhof (Google, OSM)

Description

Today there were 2 males singing from different corners of the Hinterhof

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

james_ranstead

Date

March 18, 2016 11:45 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

frasergurney

Date

March 20, 2016 03:30 PM NZDT

Description

Photo from area observed.

Seen foraging on lawn.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Dunnock Prunella modularis

Observer

frasergurney

Date

March 19, 2016 11:45 AM NZDT

Description

Photo of area observed.

Individuals all seen foraging on lawn.

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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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