Life bird #477

My world life bird #477 is also my Switzerland life bird #157, and already my 3rd new bird in Switzerland this year.

The new one looks a lot like a House Sparrow (not on the close look of course) and I’m somehow sure that I’ve seen it before but not noticed for what it is. It’s the Dunnock or the Hedge Accentor (prunella modularis; German: Heckenbraunelle)

It even posed for just enough time to get a decent photo:

Dunnock - Heckenbraunelle

~ by Natalie on April 6, 2013.

2 Responses to “Life bird #477”

  1. Congratulations! When I lived in Paris in the mid 90’s, I saw this rather discreet bird fairly regularly, but it really does look like a dark or dingy female House Sparrow if you don’t look at it closely, which can be difficult since it normally skulks around quietly in the bushes.

  2. Sweet little bird. Congratulations on the lifer! You have seen a lot of birds in your lifetime. Lucky you!

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