Some, such as the wryneck , ceased to breed in East Anglia; others, notably the stonechat, all but vanished.
Torticollis, also known as wryneck , is a twisting of the neck that causes the head to rotate and tilt at an odd angle.
If not treated, wryneck may lead to permanent facial deformity or unevenness and to restricted head movement.
On the same trip to Spain we also caught up with two other birds I most desperately wanted to see: the ring ouzel, another thrush with a restricted range, and the wryneck , a strange-looking and behaving woodpecker.
Congenital muscular torticollis, also called wryneck , is usually discovered in the first 6 to 8 weeks of life.
Whether the birds represented oracular nightingales, or wrynecks used as love-charms and rain-inducers, is disputable.
There are two additional subfamilies of the Picidae, Picumninae, which is the sister group of the true woodpeckers, and Jynginae ( wrynecks ), which is sister to the Picinae-Picumninae clade.
On 12 th April, 2 hoopoes, 2 wrynecks , a nightingale, 2 citrine wagtails, a black-eared wheatear, 15 redstarts, a whinchat, a robin, a Menetries’ and 23 willow warblers, a spotted flycatcher and 4 scaly-breasted munias were in Mushrif Palace Gardens.
There are many species of woodpeckers, but only two wrynecks , worldwide, but only three woodpeckers and one wryneck (a rare migrant) in the UK.