Animals + Wildlife Hoopoe
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Copyright: Birdwatch Ireland
Image Size: 1120 x 800    Uploaded on: 02/12/2008
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Licence: Creative Commons Licence

A Hoopoe photographed by José Viana. The hoopoe is an exotic looking bird that is the size of a mistle thrush. It has a pinkish-brown body, striking black and white wings, a long black downcurved bill, and a long pinkish-brown crest which it raises when excited. They can be seen migrating north from Europe to Africa between late April and May. They feed mainly on insects and spiders.

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