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Common Hoopoe Hunting for worms in our lawn..!!  Geotagged,Hoopoe,Saudi Arabia,Summer,Upupa epops Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Incredible, the first photos from SA on our platform, and a very beautiful one at it! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Chris.. :) Posted 3 years ago
  2. Very Nice. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks Sunil. .!! :) 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 AvinashKrishnan
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By AvinashKrishnan

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Uploaded Oct 8, 2016. Captured Sep 18, 2015 14:25 in Olaya St, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12251, Saudi Arabia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/197s
  • ISO320
  • 350mm