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Prunella modularis - Dunnock

Phylum: Chordata - Class: Aves - Order: Passeriformes - Family: Prunellidae

Dunnock, or Hedge Sparrow

Also known as the Hedge Sparrow, the Dunnock is a shy little bird. In the garden it is unlikely to use the bird feeder, preferring to collect what food other birds drop.

Dunnock, or Hedge Sparrow, beneath a bird feeder

In recent years the numbers of these little sparrows have fallen considerably; they used to be one of the most common of garden visitors.

Dunnock, or Hedge Sparrow, West Wales

Acknowledgements

This page includes pictures kindly contributed by the Countryside Council for Wales.


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