Birds and Promiscuity




The Dunnock is a little BJ (little brown job). Dunnock are very promiscuous little birds. The males have to peck out the sperm plug from the previous male in order to successfully mate with her and pass on his genes. Only if the female is impressed by his courtship will she allow him to peck out the sperm plug and mate with her. The eggs she lays will carry the genes from a number of different males.






The nests are very hard to find are are made of moss.


A male will stay with the female to help raise the chicks - though he won't know which chicks carry his genes.

The Dunnock loves the Leycesteria Himalayan Honeysuckle berries.

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Neil Bromhall is a wildlife Cameraman / photographer

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