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Dunnock vs. Sparrow

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Dunnocknoun

A small European and Asian passerine bird, Prunella modularis; the hedge sparrow or hedge warbler.

Sparrownoun

The house sparrow, Passer domesticus; a small bird with a short bill, and brown, white and gray feathers.

Dunnocknoun

The hedge sparrow or hedge accentor.

Sparrownoun

A member of the family Passeridae, comprising small Old World songbirds.

Dunnocknoun

small brownish European songbird

Sparrownoun

A member of the family Emberizidae, comprising small New World songbirds.

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Dunnock

The dunnock (Prunella modularis) is a small passerine, or perching bird, found throughout temperate Europe and into Asian Russia. Dunnocks have also been successfully introduced into New Zealand.

Sparrownoun

Generically, any small, nondescript bird.

Sparrownoun

A quick-witted, lively person. Often used in the phrase cockney sparrow.

Sparrownoun

One of many species of small singing birds of the family Fringilligæ, having conical bills, and feeding chiefly on seeds. Many sparrows are called also finches, and buntings. The common sparrow, or house sparrow, of Europe (Passer domesticus) is noted for its familiarity, its voracity, its attachment to its young, and its fecundity. See House sparrow, under House.

Sparrownoun

Any one of several small singing birds somewhat resembling the true sparrows in form or habits, as the European hedge sparrow. See under Hedge.

β€˜He that doth the ravens feed,Yea, providently caters for the sparrow,Be comfort to my age!’;

Sparrownoun

any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects

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Sparrownoun

small brownish European songbird

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