Birds

A closeup shot of a dunnock bird perched on a bush

Dunnock (Prunella Modularis)

A dunnock (scientific name prunella modularis) is a Eurasian songbird in the family Mimidae. It is also known as the hedge sparrow or hedge warbler, and is often mistaken for the female house sparrow. The word dunnock comes from the medieval Dutch term for this bird, “dunnik”. Dunnock is also a surname, particularly associated with …

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Chaffinch fringella coeleb

Chaffinch (Fringilla Coelebs)

The chaffinch (scientific name fringilla coelebs) is a wild bird species that is a member of the Fringillidae family, which also includes the sparrow, crossbill, and common linnet. It can be found in large flocks all around northern Europe and Asia, and Northern Africa. You may often hear chaffinches singing as it’s one of the …

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