Wryneck, Eurasian


Name: Wryneck, Eurasian

Scientific name: Jynx torquilla

Type: Wryneck

Color: Brown,Grey,White

Habitat: Cities,Fields

Size: 28cm

Conservation status:

Rare Passage Migrant


Its skulking behaviour and nightjar-like plumage often make it difficult to study in detail. Reminiscent of large long-tailed warbler or greyish female Red-backed Shrike when dropping into cover in low foliage, or slipping away in low, shallowly undulating flight. Often forages on ground close to cover. Distinctive features when seen well are pointed head/bill and long tail, greyish upperparts and head with black streak from crown to mantle, brown mottled wings framing blackish on shoulders, yellowish throat finely barred, dark eye-stripe and barred flanks.

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