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Wryneck – Jynx torquilla

Wryneck – Jynx torquilla
Last year I was fortunate to have a couple of wrynecks breeding in my garden at my summerhouse on Gotland. Their nest was just outside my kitchen window in an old appletree. That gave a unique opportunaty to study and take pictures of them. They managed to raise seven chics. The name wryneck is given to this species because its ability to turn the head 180 degrees. I also streches the neck lika a snake and hizzes to scare away intruders. Read more!

It sounds like this
Recording by Mikael Litsgård

A clip showing begging chics adn a sequence where to of the chics leave the nest for good.
Recording by me/Niclas Ahlberg