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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.
Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds
Thursday, 26 November 2015
DUNNOCK (Prunella modularis) Croha East, Cape Clear Island, Baltimore, Co. Cork, Ireland
Labels: Baltimore, Birds of Cape Clear Island, Birds of Ireland, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork, Croha East, Hedge Accentor, Hedge Sparrow, Ireland, October, passerine, Prunella modularis