Name: Dunnock

Scientific name: Prunella modularis

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 30

What are nature stars?

About: A small, streaky brown and grey bird, Robin-sized, common in gardens, hedgerows and woodland edges. Dunnocks are shy birds, hopping about in low vegetation and around the edge of lawns, feeding on small insects.

How to identify: Streaky brown with a dark grey head and a thin bill.

Where: Widespread.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 50
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 20
  • Cute factor: 50
  • Traveller: 50

Fantastic fact: The Dunnock is also sometimes known as the Hedge Sparrow. However, it's not a sparrow but a member of a small family of birds called Accentors.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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  • Buzzy_ecca
    • Date: 2020-05-28 06:27:48
    • Buzzy_ecca

    I have some nesting in my garden!

  • Tailed_ulus
    • Date: 2018-03-12 13:05:22
    • Tailed_ulus

    i have this type of bird on our feeders right now

  • Stoat_boy
    • Date: 2018-03-11 16:28:36
    • Stoat_boy

    Well i think i saw one not sure if it was one. I think it was a Dunnock.

  • Magima
    • Date: 2014-04-10 14:50:51
    • Magima

    Before I said that I couldn't identify the bird that came to my birdbox, but now ti actually sounded a lot like the Dunnock

  • Dolphilor
    • Date: 2010-08-03 12:12:02
    • Dolphilor

    i rescued one once.