French: Accenteur mouchet German: Heckenbraunelle Spanish: Acentor común
Other common names:
Europe = Sweden
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. hebridium
R. Meinertzhagen, 1934 – Hebridean Is (W Scotland) and Ireland.
P. m. occidentalis
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1910) – Britain (except Hebrides) and W France.
P. m. modularis
(Linnaeus, 1758) – European Dunnock – N & C Europe E to Urals, S to Alps and Romania; winters to S Europe, N Africa and Turkey.
P. m. mabbotti
Harper, 1919 – SC France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Greece.
P. m. meinertzhageni
J. M. Harrison & Pateff, 1937 – W & C Balkans and Bulgaria.
P. m. fuscata
Mauersberger, 1971 – mountains of S Crimea.
P. m. euxina
Watson, 1961 – NW & N Turkey.
P. m. obscura
(Hablizl, 1783) – Caucasian Dunnock – Caucasus region, NE Turkey and N Iran; winters to Middle East.
14·5 cm; 19–20 g. Male nominate race has smoky-grey head, neck, throat and breast; grey-brown cheeks with fine pale streaks; mantle and back warm brown with... read more
Male song, in bouts from exposed perch, rarely in flight, a short (2–4 seconds) but pleasant... read more
Highly variable across range. Occupies scrub and stunted woodland in alpine, subarctic and tundra... read more
Food and feeding
Diet largely arthropods, supplemented by seeds in winter; in Britain, volume of seeds in faeces was 90% in February, 0% in April (52%... read more
Breeds Mar–Jul over much of range, May–Aug in Russia; two broods, occasionally three, per season. Following account based on... read more
Resident, altitudinal migrant, partial migrant and total migrant. Fennoscandian, Russian, Polish, N... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common to very common. Estimated global population 10,500,000–23,200,000 pairs. Russian population estimated at 1,000,000–10,... read more
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