Scientific name: Prunella modularis
Nature Stars: 30
About: A small, streaky brown and grey bird, Robin-sized, common in gardens, hedgerows and woodland edges. Dunnocks are shy birds, hopping about in low vegetation and around the edge of lawns, feeding on small insects.
How to identify: Streaky brown with a dark grey head and a thin bill.
Fantastic fact: The Dunnock is also sometimes known as the Hedge Sparrow. However, it's not a sparrow but a member of a small family of birds called Accentors.
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc