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|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, 25–32 cm and has a wing-span of about 44–48 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.
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good capture of Upupa,Vinay
excellent detail and definition
Good captures of this very shy bird, excellent colour and sharpness, thanks for sharing.