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May be called "Hedge Sparrow", the Dunnock is a frequent resident of gardens. They have a light and dark-brown streaked body and a blue-grey head.

Dunnocks are present throughout the year, and build their nests in shrubs and hedges. In spring the male will warble for a mate.

Often solitary or in pairs, they will rummage around in leaf litter for insects and seeds. In the garden, they will visit the bird table or ground around for small seeds, peanut granules or suet.