Accentors (Prunellidae)

Dunnock (Prunella modularis) - HBW 10, p. 512

French: Accenteur mouchet German: Heckenbraunelle Spanish: Acentor Común
Other common names: Hedgesparrow, Dykie, European Dunnock, Hedge Accentor

Taxonomy: Motacilla modularis Linnaeus, 1758, Europe = Sweden.
Forms a superspecies with P. rubida and P. immaculata. Eight subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • hebridium Meinertzhagen, 1934 - Hebridean Is (W Scotland) and Ireland.
  • occidentalis (Hartert, 1910) - Britain (except Hebrides) and W France.
  • modularis (Linnaeus, 1758) - breeds N & C Europe E to Urals, S to Alps and Romania.

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  • hebridium Meinertzhagen, 1934 - Hebridean Is (W Scotland) and Ireland.
  • occidentalis (Hartert, 1910) - Britain (except Hebrides) and W France.
  • modularis (Linnaeus, 1758) - breeds N & C Europe E to Urals, S to Alps and Romania.
  • mabbotti Harper, 1919 - breeds SC France, Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Greece.
  • meinertzhageni Harrison & Pateff, 1937 - breeds S former Yugoslavia and Bulgaria.
  • fuscata Mauersberger, 1971 - mountains of S Crimea.
  • euxina Watson, 1961 - breeds N & NW Turkey.
  • obscura (Hablizl, 1783) - breeds Caucasus region, NE Turkey and N Iran.