Red-throated Wryneck

Jynx Ruficollis

This relative to woodpeckers, with its wedge-shaped bill and rufous breast, must be one of southern Africa’s most peculiar birds.

We saw our first wryneck in March 2010 in Wakkerstroom and I took my first photograph of this species at Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve. It’s unique, squeaky call is a telltale sign of its presence.


Red-throated Wryneck / Kololo Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 11 August 2013 Red-throated Wryneck / Kololo Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 11 August 2013 Red-throated Wryneck / Montusi Mountain Lodge, Drakensberg, South Africa / March 2016 Red-throated Wryneck / Kololo Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 11 August 2013 Red-throated Wryneck / Nambiti Game Reserve, Ladysmith, South Africa / June 2016 Red-throated Wryneck / Walkersons Hotel & Spa, Dullstroom, South Africa / June 2015 Red-throated Wryneck / Kololo Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 11 August 2013 Red-throated Wryneck / Walkersons Hotel & Spa, Dullstroom, South Africa / June 2015 Red-throated Wryneck / Montusi Mountain Lodge, Drakensberg, South Africa / March 2016 Red-throated Wryneck / Kololo Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 11 August 2013 Red-throated Wryneck / Montusi Mountain Lodge, Drakensberg, South Africa / March 2016 Red-throated Wryneck / Kololo Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 11 August 2013 Red-throated Wryneck / Kololo Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 11 August 2013 Red-throated Wryneck / Montusi Mountain Lodge, Drakensberg, South Africa / March 2016 Red-throated Wryneck / Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, South Africa / 03 July 2010 Red-throated Wryneck / Montusi Mountain Lodge, Drakensberg, South Africa / March 2016 Red-throated Wryneck / Kololo Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 11 August 2013 Red-throated Wryneck / Kololo Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 11 August 2013 Red-throated Wryneck / Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, South Africa / 21 April 2013
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