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Song recorded on Dartmoor in Devon, England
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Prunellidae
Genus: Prunella
P. modularis
Binomial name
Prunella modularis
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Global range
  Year-Round Range
  Summer Range
  Winter Range
  • Motacilla modularis Linnaeus, 1758
  • Accentor modularis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Prunella modularis

The dunnock (Prunella modularis) is a small passerine, or perching bird, found throughout temperate Europe and into Asian Russia. Dunnocks have also been successfully introduced into New Zealand. It is by far the most widespread member of the accentor family; most other accentors are limited to mountain habitats. Other common names of the dunnock include: hedge accentor, hedge sparrow or hedge warbler.

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2018). "Prunella modularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22718651A132118966. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22718651A132118966.en. Retrieved 13 November 2021.

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