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The red-throated wryneck (Jynx ruficollis) is a species of wryneck in the woodpecker family. It is also known as the rufous-necked 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.
- Red-throated wryneck - Species text in The Atlas of Southern African Birds.
- Rufous-necked wryneck at The Internet Bird Collection.
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