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Upupa epops


Very striking. Orangish-rust in colour with inverted V shaped stripes in black and white. Elongated, slender beak. Crest on head that is raised sometimes especially when the bird is alerted!.


On a tree in a residential area. I spotted it from my was at least two roads away. My zoom maxed out and I got the shots when the breeze parted the fronds of the coconut leaves.


These are migratory. I see them in winter but not every year.

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Dec 20, 2020
Submitted on Dec 20, 2020

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