|Copyright: Catia Martire Centonze (micica)
|Date Taken: 2008-10|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-12-02 9:19|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|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. It is 25–29 cm long, with a 44–48 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.
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- [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