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Hoopoe


Hoopoe
Photo Information
Copyright: Jordan Kevrekidis (Kevrekidis) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 11] (110)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-17 12:02
Viewed: 3788
Points: 1
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Hoopoe - Upupa epops – Upupidae

The Hoopoe is a colorful bird that is found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive 'crown' of feathers. The Hoopoe is widespread in Europe, Asia and North Africa. Hoopoes are distinctive birds and have made a cultural impact over much of their range. They were considered sacred in Ancient Egypt and symbols of virtue in Persia. In the Bible they were listed among the animals that are detestable and should not be eaten. They were thought of as thieves across much of Europe and harbingers of war in Scandinavia. In Egypt and Minoan Crete were depicted on the walls of tombs and temples.

The Hoopoe was also featured in Greek mythology. Once a man, Tereus was transformed into the form of a Hoopoe. The character featured prominently in such works as Aristophanes, The Birds.

More images at: Kevrekidis Photography

© 2009 Jordan Kevrekidis

La abubilla - L' upupa - Huppe fasciée
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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-07-17 12:46]

actually a nice capture of the two marvellous birds, the colors are good as well as the composition, but somehow there is
a lack of sharpness and the details are a bit blurry, maybe from cropping? best wishes & take care, thor.

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