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Madagascan hoopoe, Ankarafantsika, Madagascar After chasing it down a path for 15 minutes, it finally settled for a brief moment.  Africa,Ankarafantsika,Geotagged,Madagascan hoopoe,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Spring,Upupa epops marginata,World Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Madagascan hoopoe, Ankarafantsika, Madagascar

After chasing it down a path for 15 minutes, it finally settled for a brief moment.

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  1. Another bird I love. The first one I saw was when I was a child visiting a zoological garden in Cornwall. Posted 4 years ago
    1. They even occur in Portugal, in the wild :) Posted 4 years ago

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The Madagascan hoopoe (Upupa epops marginata) is a subspecies of hoopoe in the Upupidae family. It is often considered as a full species (Upupa marginata), separate from the hoopoe, due to its vocalisations and small differences in plumage, but it is otherwise similar to the rest of the species.

It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

Similar species: Hornbills
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded May 30, 2016. Captured Oct 20, 2015 08:00 in 4, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO2000
  • 400mm