dunnock

Dunnock – Donnóg – Keeping a low profile

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The Dunnock is a common bird who causes very little uproar, and is a resident of Ireland.

The adult has a chestnut brown back but blue and grey underneath, with some white along the sides. It has a sharp beak and feeds on the ground looking for seeds and insects.  The male is a lively singer in the Spring and calls with a thin tseer. 

Likes to live in gardens, woods, and hedges. and is found all over Ireland and among the 20 most common birds. 

 

Read more:

https://www.birdwatchireland.ie/IrelandsBirds/Dunnock/tabid/435/Default.aspx

Collins Complte Guide to Irish Wildlife by Paul Sterry

 

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