Dunnock


Dunnock

The Dunnock is a quiet unobtrusive bird seen in gardens and woodlands. Its resident throughout the year in the UK, except in the Shetlands.


Identification

Adult
The Dunnock has a grey face and streaked flank, brown back and wings streaked with black.
Juvenile
The young Dunnock has less grey on the head and the entire under parts are streaked.
Size
14 -15cm
Bill
Black, short and stubby.
Legs
Flesh coloured: medium in length
Habitat
The Dunnock can be seen creeping along the edges of flower beds or near bushes. It moves in a rather nervous shuffling manor and constantly flickers its wings as it moves. Can be spotted in woodlands, parks and gardens.
Behaviour
Flits, hops, takes off from vegetation or the ground.
Flocking
Solitary
Flight
Undulating
Voice
Jingling, staccato warble.

Breeding & Feeding

Nest
In trees or bushes.
Eggs
Lays 4 - 5 eggs, bright blue in colour.
Incubation Period
12 – 13 days
Broods
2; April - May
Food
Insects, worms, spiders, seeds & berries.
UK Breeding Pairs
2,100,000

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