|Site Of Nest:
|Cup shaped nest is lined with moss and hair,
and built with twigs and
Insects, spiders, worms
and seeds.The Dunnock will not be seen near a
bird feeder, prefering to pick up seeds from the ground dropped by
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
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.
April 2-3 Clutches.
smooth and glossy