Dunnock (ITALY)
Scientific Name 
Prunella modularis
Arabic Name 
عصفور الشوك الشائع
14.5 cm
Least Concern


Extremely rare vagrant. A widespread European garden bird, breeding in high mountains in the southern part of its Western Palearctic range. It superficially resembles a sparrow, formerly being called the Hedge Sparrow.
Where in Kuwait 
Only 4 records for Kuwait with the last seen at Sulaibiya in February 2002. Most Kuwaiti records are during late autumn and winter.
In the world 
It has an extremely large range and a population that is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats. It is found throughout temperate Europe and into Asia. It is by far the most widespread member of the accentor family. The name "dunnock" comes from the Ancient British *dunnākos, meaning "little brown one". It is sometimes called the Hedge Accentor, Hedge Sparrow or Hedge Warbler.
Local threats 
Habitat loss and degradation.