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Observed: 4th December 2012 By: EsklingEskling’s reputation in BirdsEskling’s reputation in BirdsEskling’s reputation in BirdsEskling’s reputation in Birds

Supposedly the Dunnocks in Ireland are subsp 'hebridium' hence the original ID given.
May be better to go for the revised ID, without 'hebridium', as suggested by Ophrys.
(Again, encroaching on other iSpot users' territory!)

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The trouble with an ID like this is that Dunnocks do move around, and you would have no way of knowing whether this was a local bird or one which had moved there for the winter. Better to leave it without the subspecies, unless it's a bird where the difference is visible in the plumage (which it definitely isn't for Dunnocks).


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Yes, I agree

I can't tell the difference - certainly not from this photo.