The Hoopoe was considered as a single species and then it has been split into three separate species, at least now we have something to look forward to find in the near future.
The Hoopoes are found in Europe, Asia, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Afria, and Madagascar. They are migratory in nature from winter lands to the tropics but the African population is sedentary all year.
It is one of my favourite birds in Thailand as it is common to find especially in places that they reside. I love the crest as it displays it like a fan and it is simply beautiful. The colour display is not that much as it is basically rusty-brown and with some deep orange, black and white are also part of the feather design. Though the bird is actually big as a pigeon, it is very shy and thus difficult to take photographs as it is skittish naturally.
Namtok Samlan National Park, Saraburi, Thailand
September 12, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
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