hedge sparrow

noun

Definition of hedge sparrow

: a common European bird (Prunella modularis synonym Accentor modularis) that resembles a thrush, frequents hedges, and is reddish brown and ashen gray with the wing coverts tipped with white

called also dunnock, hedge accentor

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“Hedge sparrow.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hedge%20sparrow. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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