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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.

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

Acknowledgements

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


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