The Wet Woodland Bird Survey
Dunnock Prunella modularis
|Appearance||A sparrow-type bird (it is also called a Hedge Sparrow as a result), it
seldom moves far from cover. The back and wings are brown, liberally streaked with black,
with brown streaking on the sides of a buffish white belly. The head, neck and breast are
Size: 14-15cm tall
|Voice||Jingling, staccato warble.|
|Habitat||Gardens, heaths, woods and fields with hedges.|
|Food||Insects and berries.|
|Breeding Habits||4-5 eggs in a cup like-nest in a tree or a bush. Incubation takes
12-13 days and fledging takes 12 days.
2-3 broods per year; April-May.
|Location in Wet Woodland||It was heard singing once in bushes on the edge of the stony area. The other areas of the wet woodland do not have enough bushes or open areas for Dunnocks.|