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Eurasian Hoopoe

Eurasian Hoopoe
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-15 1:31
Viewed: 2600
Points: 4
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Eurasian Hoopoe
(Upupa epops) 戴胜
Size: 29cm Location: Korat Province (Thailand)

The hoopoe is 25-29cm long, with a 44-48cm wingspan. This black, white and pink bird is quite unmistakable, especially in its erratic flight, which is like that of a giant butterfly. The crest is erectile, but is mostly kept closed. It walks on the ground like a starling. Africana is darker and more chestnut.


Open woodland and cultivated country such as vineyards and orchards, parks and large gardens.

Widespread and generally common in southern Europe, Africa and much of Asia. In the Western Palearctic breeds from Iberia and most of France across Europe to the southern Urals, Caspian and Caucasus ranging north to Poland and the Baltic States. Scarce or absent from northern France to Denmark and in the uplands of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-04-15 1:59]

Splendid image, Ang!!
Great POV and sharpness; perfect light and splendid pose of the bird; natural colours and excellent contrast with a green background; very nice eye contact. A beauty!

Hello Ang!
Great portrait!Beautiful composition,wonderful colors and sharp details.
Thank You,
Kind regards

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