Eurasian wryneck

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This migratory bird, first recorded in 1585, spends the winter in tropical Africa and nests in hollow trees or in walls, feeds on ants and their larvae but also on different insects and berries. One of the smallest Picidae species it is about 17cm (6.7in) in length. When excited it uses its neck in snake-wise movements.

Torcol fourmilier – Migrateur, il passe l’hiver en Afrique tropicale. A son retour, il niche dans des trous d’arbre ou de mur et se nourrit de fourmis et de leurs larves mais également d’insectes, d’araignées ou de baies. Les premières données sur cet oiseau remontent à 1585.

Un des plus petits Picidae, il fait environ 17 cm de long et comme son nom l’indique, il ondule son cou comme un serpent en état d’excitation ou de reproduction.

Jynx torquilla – Piciformes – Picidae -Spain, Catalonia – Nikon D500 + 800 mm
Jynx torquilla – Piciformes – Picidae -Spain, Catalonia – Nikon D500 + 800 mm
Jynx torquilla – Piciformes – Picidae -Spain, Catalonia – Nikon D500 + 800 mm
Jynx torquilla – Piciformes – Picidae -Spain, Catalonia – Nikon D500 + 800 mm
Jynx torquilla – Piciformes – Picidae -Spain, Catalonia – Nikon D500 + 800 mm

 

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Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts!Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma.* * * My work can be seen HERE:http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/* * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka Wildlife

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts!Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma.* * * My work can be seen HERE:http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/* * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

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SankEth Rana Pondla

It’s awesome.

Himmat Singh

Lovely

Barbara Ann

Beautiful 🙂