The Wryneck gets its name from the ability to turn its head from side to side and back and forth in the manner of a snake. This ability is thought to imitate a snake, to deter predators from their nest. They will also assume this habit when held in the hand. See our video
This summer the Botanic Gardens have installed a number of butterfly feeding tables, which have been a great success.
Various reports were received over the long weekend concerning sightings of Ravens Corvus corax over the Upper Rock.
There had been a pair of this species in Gibraltar until relatively recently (we need to check our records, although breeding was never recorded).
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