species of bird

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

Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Prunellidae
Richmond, 1908
Genus: Prunella
Vieillot, 1816

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Prunella modularis
Prunella modularis modularis

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

  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.