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Copyright: Vinay Sinha (vinaymms) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 118] (635)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-28 5:08
Viewed: 2562
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Hoopoe (Upupa epops) is a colourful bird and can be recognize by its crown of feathers. It is widespread in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. Hoopoes are found in lightly vegetated ground and makes nest in cavities of trees, cliffs, walls, nestboxes, haystacks, and abandoned burrows.

The Hoopoe is a medium sized bird, 2532 cm and has a wing-span of about 4448 cm. The species is highly distinctive, with a long, thin tapering bill. The song is a trisyllabic "oop-oop-oop", which gives rise to its English and scientific names.
The Hoopoe is the national bird of Israel and is also the state-bird of Punjab province of India.

Classification :

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Upupidae
Genus: Upupa
Species: epops

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoopoe

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good capture of Upupa,Vinay
excellent detail and definition
thanks sERGIO

Good captures of this very shy bird, excellent colour and sharpness, thanks for sharing.
Samiran Nandy

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