ScrubBushes and small trees, forming the shrub layer. If it replaces felled woodland, scrub may be called 'secondary growth'. Typical scrubland birds are the Dunnock Prunella modularis and the Blackbird Turdus merula. The similarity (for a bird) of scrub to shrubberies in gardens has allowed such species to colonise suburban areas.
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From Peter Weaver's Birdwatcher's Dictionary
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