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African Hoopoe

African Hoopoe
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Copyright: Catia Martire Centonze (micica) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 64] (408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-02 9:19
Viewed: 3866
Points: 2
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took this pict. in etosha nationalpark(okaukuejo).

here the description of wikipedia:
The Hoopoe prefers open cultivated ground with short grass or bare patches, and spends much time on the ground hunting insects and worms[3]. It is 2529 cm long, with a 4448 cm wingspan and a long, thin beak weighing 46-70 grams. This black, white and pink bird is quite unmistakable, especially in its erratic flight, which is like that of a giant butterfly. The song is a trisyllabic "oop-oop-oop", which gives rise to its English and scientific names.

The nest is in a hole in a tree or wall. Like those of its relatives, the kingfishers, the nest tends to contain copious amounts of faeces and smell very foul as a protection against predators[3].

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-07 3:41]

Hello Catia Martire,
Beautiful photo of this Hoopoe with very good details and a good composition and POV.
Best regards Siggi

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