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The Dunnock (Prunella modularis) which was formally known as Hedge Sparrow or Hedge Accentor is of the family Prunellidae which is in the genus Prunella. The name Dunnock comes from the ancient English word dunnākos, meaning "little brown one". It occurs in the temperate regions of Europe, parts of Western Asia and as an introduced species in New Zealand.
Friday, 28 December 2012
DUNNOCK (Prunella modularis) Newbridge Demense, Donabate, Fingal, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Labels: accentor, Birds of Dublin, Birds of Europe, Birds of Fingal, Birds of Ireland, Co. Dublin, Donabate, Fingal, Hedge Sparrow, Ireland, Newbridge Demense, Prunella modularis, Song birds