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Published: 16 Oct 2017

Draaihals/Red-throated Wryneck

Die draaihals (Jynx ruficollis) is ‘n voël in die familie van spegte (Picidae). Die voël kan aan die roesbruin vlek onder die keel en op die bors uitgeken word. Die bokantste vere is bruin met swarterige spikkels daarop. Hulle kom in Afrika suid van die Sahara voor.

Hierdie spesie het die gewoonte om vooroor te leun en die kop van kant tot kant te swaai. Hierdie manier van vertoon word vir gebiedsafbakening en hofmakery gebruik. Hulle is nie in staat om gate in bome te kap nie en is afhanklik van natuurlike gate of ongebruikte gate van ander spegte en houtkappers vir neste. Hulle spandeer baie tyd op die grond waar hulle miere en termiete met hul lang tonge oppik.

The red-throated wryneck (Jynx ruficollis) is a species of wryneck in the woodpecker family. It is also known as the rufous-necked wryneckred-breasted wryneckAfrican wryneck or rufous-throated wryneck.[1]

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This species is resident in sub-Saharan Africa, and is the non-migratory counterpart of the Eurasian Eurasian wryneck. This is a savannah bird, which requires trees with old woodpecker or barbet holes for nesting.

It has cryptic plumage, with intricate patterning of greys and browns. The voice is a nasal woodpecker-like call.

Published: 16 Oct 2017

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