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John Aitchison presents the dunnock.

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

John Aitchison presents the dunnock. You'll often see dunnocks, or hedge sparrows, as they were once called, shuffling around under a bird table or at the bottom of a hedge. They're inconspicuous birds being mostly brown with a greyish neck and breast. They aren't, as you might imagine, closely related to sparrows, many of their nearest relatives are birds of mountainous regions in Europe and Asia.

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Tue 22 Dec 2020 05:58

Dunnock (Prunella modularis)

Webpage image is courtesy of RSPB (rspb-images.com)

Broadcasts

  • Wed 12 Feb 2014 05:58
  • Wed 4 Mar 2015 05:58
  • Sun 8 Mar 2015 08:58
  • Tue 15 Mar 2016 05:58
  • Wed 4 Jan 2017 05:58
  • Tue 14 Mar 2017 05:58
  • Thu 10 Jan 2019 05:58
  • Fri 6 Dec 2019 05:58
  • Tue 22 Dec 2020 05:58

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