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The red-throated wryneck - Jynx ruficollis At the end of our journey throuht Ethiopia we had some days off by the Langano Lake. What a great place to be so many different birdspecies. I've enjoyed myself there very much :) Animalia,Aves,Birds,Chordata,Ethiopia,Geotagged,Jynginae,Jynx ruficollis,Lake Langano,Red-throated wryneck,picidae,piciformes Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

The red-throated wryneck - Jynx ruficollis

At the end of our journey throuht Ethiopia we had some days off by the Langano Lake. What a great place to be so many different birdspecies. I've enjoyed myself there very much :)

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  1. ..... Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago
  2. Brilliant photo, Wendy! So sharp! I feel a bit envy for your trip to this beautiful country. I had a chance to visit it more than 30 years ago... Amazing nature! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Yes you're right it was so beautiful there.
      I was a little bit overwelmed because I did not expect it.
      Posted 5 years ago
  3. Wendy, I have just been granted a new moderation right - to promote images. I am glad the first one I promote to be this one: beautiful photo and new species intro! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you very much, I'm very honored :) Posted 5 years ago
  4. Very nice one. One of few photos geotagged in Ethiopia. In case you feel like traveling, here's a list of countries where we have no photos geotagged yet:

    http://www.jungledragon.com/forum/26/challenges/347/challenge_be_the_first_to_geotag_in_an_unknown_country.html

    :)
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. Lol, two countries on the list I already visited. I will look if I have some shots from there.
      Otherwise I will plan a trip to one of the rest :D
      Posted 5 years ago
      1. How nice of you. No pressure, we'll give you a year to visit the rest. Posted 5 years ago
        1. LOL, thank you soooo much :D Posted 5 years ago
  5. Wonderful photo - Wrynecks are hard to see - I still have only seen the Eurasian one a few times and never managed a picture. Posted 2 years ago

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The red-throated wryneck 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.. more

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Uploaded Jul 30, 2014. Captured in 6, Abidjatta-Shalla National Park, Ethiopia.