Dunnock
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Taken at Strathclyde Park on 4th March 2018 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 



Taken at
Pow Burn on 21st October 2018 using Nikon D500
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Lochwinnoch on 8th April 2012 using Nikon D40X
with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Ardmore Point on 3rd March 2016 using Nikon D40X
with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 10th April 2015 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Juvenile
Taken at Kinneil Lagoon on 5th June 2016 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.

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Juvenile
Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 24th June 2016 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Dunnock.
Species:
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Local Names:
Prunella modularis
Passeriformes.
Prunellidae.
Hedge Sparrow.

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Eggs:
Dense shrubs and hedges.
Cup shaped nest is lined with moss and hair, and built
with twigs and moss.
An insectivore. The Dunnock will not be seen
near a bird feeder, prefering to pick up seeds from the
ground dropped by other birds.
It is brownish underneath, and has a fine pointed bill.
Adults have a grey head, and both sexes are similarly coloured.
Females are polyandrous, meaning they have more
than one breeding partner. Chicks within broods often
have different fathers.
It is a host of the common Cukoo. Other Cukoo hosts
have learned to discriminate between eggs and
consequently the Cukoo has evolved eggs that match
those of it's hosts. In the case of the Dunnock,
there is no resemblance, yet the eggs are accepted.
13.5-14 cm.
April 2-3 Clutches.
4-6 Blue, smooth and glossy

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