13 Apr 2016

Eurasian Wryneck and other migrants Shubaily – Bird records by Arnold Uy

The Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla is an uncommon passage migrant and scare winter visitor to all areas of Saudi Arabia from late March to late April and again in August to early October. Winter records have occurred from November to January. Birds are normally seen in the early morning or late evening when they often feed on ants. They are not an easy species to see and an even more difficult one to photograph so Arnold has done very well to capture such a good photograph of the species. He saw the bird at Shubaily in mid-April along with a few other migrants including Tree Pipits, Spotted Flycathers and European Bee-eaters. I thank Arnold for allowing me to use his photos on my website two of which are shown below.
Eurasian Wryneck

Eurasian Wryneck

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