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Upupa epops


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31 Comments (1–25)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 4 years ago


MayraSpringmann 5 years ago

Great spot Chimetsetan!

MayraSpringmann 5 years ago


ChimeTsetan 5 years ago

thank you alin and courtneyverk... :)

CourtneyVerk 5 years ago

Amazing bird! The second picture is awesome.

alin 5 years ago

Haha, just became one of my favourite birds. It looks fantastic!

arlanda 6 years ago

Wow, thanks ctsetan and AshishNimkar for your answer to my comment.
It is good to remind that the names we give to birds are culture and reflect our "cultural" interaction with them. And hoopoe is a good example.

ChimeTsetan 6 years ago

Thank you Emma and Jonathan...
And Good Luck Jonathan... ;)

Un ave que en definitiva tengo que ver algún día.
a bird, I hope to see one day. GREAT PICTURE

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 6 years ago

Very Beautiful CT. One of my favs.

ChimeTsetan 6 years ago

@ arlanda, here are the local names in India.
Hudhud (Hindi, Marathi)
Hudhud or Ghanti tankno (Gujrati)
Konda pitta, Kukudu guwa (Telugu)
Poruwa kurulla (Sinhala)
Chaval kuruvi (Tamil)
Uppooppan (Malayalam)
** as per Salim Ali's book.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

@ Arlanda...
Most of local names of Indian birds are carried through more than thousand years... Most of names are caused with their similarity with Human duties, their calls, colour and natural attitude. In India most of names in Hindi, Sanskrit and many local languages are common.

ChimeTsetan 6 years ago

thank you Malcolm,,, i say its the result of careful stalking. ;) they are quite wary about human presence or maybe i should get an army camouflage dress. ;)

You have managed to catch the moment precisely, well done!

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Also onomatopoeic in French: "huppe"!

ChimeTsetan 6 years ago

i don't know its name in Hindi. Ashish any idea ?
but in Tibetan language, its named according to its cry, "Pu-Po-Pu-Sho" ;)

arlanda 6 years ago

It is interesting that this hoopoe has a very onomatopoeic name in very different languages, eve in latin -upupa epops- which mimic its cry, something like pu-pu-pu. In Spanish its name is Abubilla, bubela in galician, puput in catalan and so on. How is it in hindi?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

This Bird is very amazing and very precious... as its only available in its family....!!

ArushiMisra 6 years ago

I found this bird in Salim Ali's Book of Birds. and you know what?... It amazes me to find something I know, So beautiful... Wow. Breath-taking.

ChimeTsetan 6 years ago

thanks guys.... :)

SaurabhNitishMinz 6 years ago

wow what a spot and shot very nice

UmapornSarasat 6 years ago

great shot and wunderful creature. :)

ChimeTsetan 6 years ago

yes coralavery... they are actually very cool birds. When we were little we used to believe that this bird is literate and writes things on the ground. So we used to run towards it to see what it has written there. :) and moreover its head with its beak and crest feathers looks like a pen.

CoralAvery 6 years ago

How cool!

ChimeTsetan 6 years ago

thanks daniele. :)

Karnataka, India

Lat: 14.97, Long: 75.04

Spotted on Nov 24, 2011
Submitted on Nov 24, 2011

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