Dunnock

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Accentor
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Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Prunellidae
Richmond, 1908
Genus: Prunella
Vieillot, 1816
Species

See text.

Synonyms

Laiscopus

Prunella modularis

The dunnock (Prunella modularis) is a small passerine perching bird.

The bird has a very wide distribution. It is found throughout temperate Europe and into Asian Russia. Dunnocks have been introduced into New Zealand.

The bird is by far the most widespread member of the "accentors". These are a genus in the family Prunellidae. Other common names of the dunnock include hedge accentor, hedge sparrow, and hedge warbler.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London, United Kingdom: Christopher Helm. p. 318. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.