The Dunnock

Dunnock (Prunella modularis) at Chidswell Heybeck 2021

Dunnocks are small brown grey birds. Watch out for them shuffling unobtrusively along or wing-flicking and chasing.

They have a beautiful tuneful song. Males copy parts of neighbouring dunnock’s songs and include them into their own.

Dunnocks are members of the Accentors family and eat spiders, worms and seeds.

Dunnocks are amber listed. This indicates a moderate decline in their number or reduction in their species range.

Dunnocks are here!

Let’s keep a home for the Dunnock here!

Click here to find out more about the dunnock on the rspb website.

Fact sources: RSPB Giving Nature a Home, & RSPB Handbook of British Birds


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