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Upupa epops epops

Upupa epops epops
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Copyright: isabel Abreu (isa) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 34] (252)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-20
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-05 16:32
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Points: 2
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Common name: Hoopoe.

Scientific name: Upupa epops epops (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Upupidae

Distribution and Habitat: It occurs in the Madeira Archipelago, however, nesting is only confirmed in the Porto Santo island. In general, its habitat are the areas with very dense herbaceous or shrubby vegetation.

Description: This bird is unmistakable due to its outline. It has black plumage and white wings. The bill is long and curved and it has an extremely evident ridge.

Conservation statute and Threats: Vulnerable species. Small population (less than 1.000 individuals) that occurs in a limited area. There is no action plan exclusively concerning this species.

Observations: This species, whose nesting was only confirmed in 1969, is relatively abundant in the Porto Santo island and extremely rare in the Madeira isalnd, where the birds that are observed may just be occasional visitors.

In: www.madeiranature.com

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-05 16:33]

Hi Isa,very nice couple and excellent pic,you work very well in this difficult light! Great sharpness,colors and composition.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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