16 September, 2012


Scientific Name: Prunella modularis

Population Estimate: >30M in Europe alone

Range / Habitat: Temperate areas throughout Europe and Asia with some migratory behavior. Found in woodland, scrub, and gardens. Introduced to New Zealand.

Field Notes: Small, solitary, ground-foraging passerine. Brown and black streaked back, grey head, fine black bill. Can be mistaken for House Sparrow, but no grey or rufous to head and no black bib.

Personal Notes: Hard bugger to get a photo of, for as common as they are. Also known as Hedge Accentor.

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