brown bark-like plumage; short bill; facial markings (Poland; 2012-05-30)

Eurasian Wryneck
Jynx torquilla

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: a very peculiar woodpecker with a well-camoflaged mottled brown plumage; short straight bill; inhabits parks and orchards with open trees; no sexual dimorphism; lacks the strongly undulating flight of most other woodpeckers.

facial marks include a black eyeline, buffy cheek patch (Poland; 2012-05-30)

dorsal view; note dark stripes down nape and back (Poland; 2012-05-30)