|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Hoopoe is a bird in the same order of often colourful near passerine birds as the kingfishers, bee-eaters, and rollers.|
Hoopoes are widespread in Europe, Asia and North Africa, as well as Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. They migrate from all but the southernmost part of their range to the tropics in winter.
Their habitat is open cultivated ground with short grass or bare patches. They spend much time on the ground hunting insects and worms. That diet may have been among the reasons the Hoopoe is included on the Old Testament's list of unclean.
This photo is taken in Parc natural dels Aiguamolls de lĺEmpordÓ in Catalonia. Original format.
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This is such a remarkable looking bird. I've never heard of it. Good focus, exposure, framing.
una encantadora captura con un colorido muy bien tratado.
Buena nota y acertado encuadre.
Un cordial saludo, JL.
- [2008-02-11 2:49]
Very nice capture!
I have seen this kind of bird in Spain last month (Alicante area) and even in Kenya 3 years ago :)
You did good work by capturing this one.
Bon Nadal per a t˙ tb Ferran.
Bonica puput, un au que m'encanta
i de les poques que he fet alguna foto decent ( son groses jeje).