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dunnock

(ˈdʌnək)
n
(Animals) another name for hedge sparrow
[C15: from dun2 + -ock]
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Noun1.dunnock - small brownish European songbirddunnock - small brownish European songbird  
accentor - small sparrow-like songbird of mountainous regions of Eurasia
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dunnock

[ˈdʌnək] Nacentor m (común)
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Nyth llwyd y gwrych (Prunella modularis; dunnock neu hedge sparrow) ydi o, a dwi mor falch mod i wedi digwydd ei weld.
After that, few of the birds stayed - a persistent robin, an odd blackbird and a dunnock or two.
0) 1 (Fringilla coelebs) Dunnock (Prunella 1/41 (2.
The contract is for the reconstruction of an existing dam side of Lake Reservoir Prut - Pultusk, located in the municipalities of Dunnock and Pultusk, district Pultusk, province.
Winter is with us and our bird table is busy - house sparrows, dunnock, siskin, greenfinch, chaffinch, reed bunting, great tit, blue tit, coal tit, blackbird, robin and wren.
In the polygynandrous Dunnock (Prunella modularis), females recruit multiple males by copulating with them (Davies 1985, 1986) and males of the polygynandrous Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris) will only attend nests if they have copulated with the female owner (Nakamura 1998a, b).
If you really don't know your goldfinch from your dunnock, don't worry as they have a handy identification leaflet available at the same online address.
Of course the night belonged to the connections of Flying Stanley He is owned by Vince Berland, who operates the Top Class Sires/Flying Eagles stud in Abilene, Kansas, and ran in the care of the local McAllister kennel, run by Malcolm McAllister with Liz Dunnock designated as the trainer.
A dunnock, a bird about the size of a sparrow, was feeding a young cuckoo which was about eight times as big as itself.
Over the years, The Gramercy cast aside its bias against actors and opened its polished granite and carved, brownstone entrance, porch to such notable film folk as Oscar nominee, Mildred Dunnock, of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Margaret Hamilton, better known as The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, and movie icon, James Cagney.
Scott and Sidney Poitier as the seven dwarfs, Kim Stanley as the queen and Mildred Dunnock as Snow White.
Dunnock, song thrush and great tit can now be heard during breaks in the freezing weather and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) is starting to receive the first reports of nesting birds, with mallard, moorhen and mistle thrush already known to have fledged chicks earlier than usual.