A relative of the woodpecker, the wryneck shares similar features. Like the woodpecker the
wryneck has one toe facing backwards and a long, retractable tongue. Unlike the woodpecker
the wryneck does not have a strong bill or stiff tail feathers necessary for drilling and
balance. Wrynecks are approximately 6.5 inches in length and have speckled greyish-brown
plumage. Found in the eastern hemisphere, wryneck populations can be found in parts of Europe,
Africa and Asia.
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