Status : Resident, Common
Length : 14.5 cm
Wingspan : 19 - 21 cm
The Dunnock is often called a hedge sparrow despite it not being a member of the sparrow family, it is in fact a member of the Accentor Genus. It is usually seen sitting on the ground near hedgerows and bushes, it regularly twitches its wings and tails whilst feeding.
Characterised by the grey markings around the head and by the long pointed beak, the Dunnock is a fairly friendly bird, and is a regular visitor to most gardens. It feeds mainly on small insects and nests in thick bush or low down in conifers.
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