Dunnock (Prunella modularis)

Dunnock

Dunnock

The Dunnock (Prunella modularis) is a small bird occurring in temperate Europe as well as parts of northern Africa and western Asia. The birds can be found mainly at the edge of forests (particularly spruce forests), along hedgerows, in gardens, and in parks. Their diet consists of insects, spiders, and other invertebrates, but just as well includes seeds. Characteristically, the birds spend much time scurrying around on the ground while looking for food. This way they can scamper away like mice. I have photographed these easily overlooked birds during the Easter holidays (April 2015) in northern Germany.

Dunnock

Dunnock

Dunnock

Dunnock

Dunnock

Dunnock

Dunnock

Dunnock

 

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