Learn & discover What is the dawn chorus? Birdsong fact file Dunnock (Prunella modularis) Dunnock song by Kieran Nixon, Xeno-canto Your browser does not support the audio element. Please click here to download the file Dunnock (Prunella modularis) Alert Status: AmberIdentifying Features: Also known as a hedge sparrow. Looks like a dull grey sparrow. The black beak is finer than a sparrow’s Average Length: 14.5cmAverage Lifespan: 2 YearsAverage Wingspan: 19 - 21cmBeak type: InsectsFeeding:Natural: Beetles and ants, and spiders, seeds and berriesHow to feed: Ground feedersWhat to feed: Sunflower hearts, mixed seeds, cheeseNesting: In dense shrubs & hedges; cup-shaped nest made of moss & twigs & lined with moss & hairWhere to see: Widespread across the UK. Woodland, farmland, parks & gardens. Usually seen on the ground close to cover.