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Upupa epops


Hoopoes are fairly common in Egypt but are nonetheless spectacular birds, with long curved bills, broad black-and-white wings and a large orange crest. They are notoriously difficult to photograph with a raised crest. In my experience, they will raise it for a moment immediately after landing, however I found that the sound of the velcro on my camera bag would startle them into raising it!

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Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago


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الأقصر, Egypt

Spotted on Dec 24, 2012
Submitted on May 14, 2013

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