The Rufous-necked Wryneck, Jynx ruficollis, is a species of wryneck in the woodpecker family. It is also known as the Red-throated Wryneck, Red-breasted Wryneck, African Wryneck or Rufous-throated Wryneck.
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.
- Rufous-necked Wryneck at The Internet Bird Collection.
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