The Hoopoe , Upupa epops,

The Hoopoe , Upupa epops,

The Hoopoe, Upupa epops, is a colourful bird that is found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive 'crown' of feathers. It is the only extant species in the family Upupidae. One insular species, the Giant Hoopoe of Saint Helena, is extinct, and the Madagascar subspecies of the Hoopoe is sometimes elevated to a full species. Like the Latin name upupa, the English name is an onomatopoetic form which imitates the cry of the bird.

sharad agrawal October 2011 udaipur rajasthan Upupa epops Upupidae canon eos 40d SIGMA 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM bird birds Critique nature wildlife

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Taken on October 25, 2011