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Common Hoope Place: Davangere, India Davangere,Geotagged,Hoopoe,India,Nikon D7100,Upupa epops,birds,closeup,details,tamron,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

    comments (5)

  1. Wow, razor-sharp closeup! Posted 4 years ago
  2. Great capture of this gorgeous bird...still yet to see one!! pretty rare in the UK Posted 4 years ago
    1. Good luck :)
      Posted 3 years ago
  3. excellent shot and very sharp Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you!
      Posted 3 years ago

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The hoopoe /ˈhuːpuː/ is a colourful bird found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive "crown" of feathers. It is the only extant species in the family Upupidae. One insular species, the Saint Helena hoopoe, is extinct, and the Madagascar subspecies of the hoopoe is sometimes elevated to a full species.

''Upupa'' and ''epops'' are respectively the Latin and Ancient Greek names for the hoopoe; both, like the English name, are onomatopoeic forms which imitate the cry of the.. more

Similar species: Hornbills
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Apr 17, 2015. Captured in Vishnuvardhana Road, Jeevan Bheema Nagar, Davangere, Karnataka 577005, India.