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31 Comments (1–25)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago


MayraSpringmann 11 years ago

Great spot Chimetsetan!

MayraSpringmann 11 years ago


ChimeTsetan 11 years ago

thank you alin and courtneyverk... :)

CourtneyVerk 11 years ago

Amazing bird! The second picture is awesome.

alin 11 years ago

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

arlanda 11 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 11 years ago

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

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 11 years ago

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

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

Very Beautiful CT. One of my favs.

ChimeTsetan 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 years ago

Also onomatopoeic in French: "huppe"!

ChimeTsetan 12 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 12 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 12 years ago

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

ArushiMisra 12 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 12 years ago

thanks guys.... :)

SaurabhNitishMinz 12 years ago

wow what a spot and shot very nice

UmapornSarasat 12 years ago

great shot and wunderful creature. :)

ChimeTsetan 12 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 12 years ago

How cool!

ChimeTsetan 12 years ago

thanks daniele. :)

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Karnataka, India

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

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