Eurasian Wryneck

Scientific Name: Jynx torquilla
Common Name: Eurasian Wryneck
Other Name: Northern wryneck

Identifying Features: Small sized, dark strip running across eye, brown feathers, paler belly and neck region.

Fun Facts:

  • Sometimes forms small groups during migration and in its winter quarters but in the summer is usually found in pairs.
  • On returning to the breeding area after migration, the birds set up territories.
  • Feeds mostly on the ground.


This image was clicked by Denis Michaluszko – via Flickr.

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