hedge sparrow


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hedge sparrow

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(Animals) a small brownish European songbird, Prunella modularis: family Prunellidae (accentors). Also called: dunnock
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Noun1.hedge sparrow - small brownish European songbirdhedge sparrow - small brownish European songbird  
accentor - small sparrow-like songbird of mountainous regions of Eurasia
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Rings have been fitted to six common garden species - hedge sparrow, great tit, robin, long-tailed tit, blue tit and coal tit.
Starting with a charming story about a teacher's tale of a cuckoo being brought up by a hedge sparrow, Choo (English, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological U) takes a certain approach to the centrality of pedagogy, and namely, restoring it to how literary texts are received, experienced, and interpreted by students.
Most people find it hard to tell a tree sparrow from a house sparrow from a hedge sparrow.
The dunnock, hedge sparrow or hedge accentor, is a pretty uninspiring species.
Dave Manley, from Trowbridge, Cardiff, on the other hand, says he is convinced the bird is an albinistic hedge sparrow.
Their dad Steve, an engineer, would love to tinker with the engine all weekend but our 65ft narrowboat Hedge Sparrow requires no more than the ability to turn a key.
When the mother hedge sparrow returns to her nest, she is surprised to see the strange egg, but decides to take care of it as if it were her own.
But robins are put in the shade by the hedge sparrow, the Alan Clark of the bird world.