Kōrero: Introduced land birds

Hedge sparrow

The hedge sparrow (also called the dunnock) is so named because its colour is similar to the female house sparrow. However, its fine bill shows that, unlike the sparrow, the hedge sparrow mainly eats invertebrates and small insects – like beetles, flies and aphids – rather than seeds.

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Photograph by Peter E. Smith

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Other small passerines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/natural-sounds/17184/hedge-sparrow (accessed 16 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015