Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of dunnock in English:
A small European songbird of the accentor family, with a dark grey head and a reddish-brown back. Also called hedge sparrow.
- Prunella modularis, family Prunellidae
- However, only terrestrial species have been tested, such as barn swallows, tree swallows, dunnocks, alpine accentors, and acorn woodpeckers.
- The thicker scrub and thickets of elder, hawthorn and bramble, meanwhile, provide ideal cover for nesting robins, wrens, sparrows, dunnocks, blackbirds and thrushes.
- Birds suffering the steepest falls include the blackbird, dunnock, song thrush, and four types of warbler.
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