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Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

Miranda Krestovnikoff presents the Wryneck. These strange birds - with feathers intricately barred and blotched in browns, blacks, fawns and creams - are so-called because of their habit of writhing their heads round at seemingly impossible angles.

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Fri 20 Jun 2014 05:58

Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)

Image courtesy of Richard Brooks (
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