shrubs and hedges.
Cup shaped nest is lined with moss and hair, and built
twigs and moss.
An insectivore. The Dunnock will not be seen
near a bird
feeder, prefering to pick up seeds from the
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
breeding partner. Chicks within broods often
It is a host of the common Cukoo. Other Cukoo hosts
learned to discriminate between eggs and
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.
4-6 Blue, smooth and glossy