Eurasian Wryneck

Jynx torquilla - Torcol fourmilier

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Piciformes

  • Family
    :

    Picidés

  • Genus
    :

    Jynx

  • Species
    :

    torquilla

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 17 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 25 à 27 cm.
  • Weight
    : 30 à 45 g
Longevity

10 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) is a species of bird in the Picidae family.

Subspecific information 6 Subspecies

  • Jynx torquilla torquilla (w Europe to Bulgaria and the Caucasus area)
  • Jynx torquilla sarudnyi (w Siberia)
  • Jynx torquilla chinensis (e Siberia and ne and c China)
  • Jynx torquilla himalayana (n Pakistan and nw Himalayas)
  • Jynx torquilla tschusii (s Europe)
  • Jynx torquilla mauretanica (nw Africa)

Foreign names

  • Torcol fourmilier,
  • Torcecuello Euroasiático,
  • Torcicolo,
  • Wendehals,
  • Nyaktekercs,
  • Draaihals,
  • Torcicollo eurasiatico,
  • Göktyta,
  • Vendehals,
  • krutohlav hnedý,
  • krutihlav obecný,
  • Vendehals,
  • käenpiika,
  • colltort comú,
  • Gauktíta,
  • krętogłów (zwyczajny),
  • tītiņš,
  • vijeglavka,
  • Вертишейка,
  • アリスイ,
  • 蚁鴷,
  • นกคอพัน,
  • 地啄木〔蟻鴷〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Plantations, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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Sources of information

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