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


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

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