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hedge sparrow

a small brownish European songbird, Prunella modularis: family Prunellidae (accentors)
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No- one knows how,but a hen cuckoo has a curious knack of producing an egg remarkably similar to that of the host species - she will lay a speckled egg in a reed warblers nest and a turquoise egg in that of a hedge sparrow, so that the host birds will not be aware of the ruse.
Greenfinch, tits, woodpeckers and hedge sparrows are of the clinging variety whereas dunnocks, thrushes and robins are ground feeders.
These unobtrusive residents - also known as hedge sparrows - are easily overlooked as they shuffle along under hedges and bushes.