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Hoopoe Bird

October 2, 2012

The Hoopoe ( /ˈhuːpuː/) is a pretty little bird that is found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive ‘crown’ of feathers. The Giant Hoopoe of Saint Helena is extinct, but not so this little fella I spied in Jo’burg yesterday ~ it’s name is an onomatopoetic form which imitates its cry …

 

  Until next time,

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