Dec 19, 2012

Birds- Beautiful Hoopoe



Bilikal Reserved Forest near very popular Hampi is the best place to watch birds. I had posted a report earlier on Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary which is a part of the Bilikal Reserve. This hoopoe was playing around. I waited and waited for it to open up its crest, but all in vain. The bird was just hopping over rocks but no show of little feathers on its head. Still it is beautiful!
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30 comments:

  1. He's stunning!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. That is such a great picture. From Findlay

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  3. A lovely image of a bird I have yet to see in the wild.. many thanks for sharing.

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  4. A beautiful capture of a beautiful bird! I'm still miffed that I missed out on Hampi when I visited India. :-)

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    1. Thank you Zandarmid :) Yes, Hampi is an interesting place. Its my favorite place to visit, but some find it just a ruin of a city!

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  5. Nice click!

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/

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  6. Such a gorgeous bird! Sorry it didn't cooperate the way you had hoped. He did give you a nice pose, however! ;-)

    Thank you for your visit and comment on my WBW image.

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  7. A very cool bird, I would love to see it in person someday! Great shot!

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  8. Hi there - I saw my first Hoopoe this year in Oman - and it would not put its crest up either! I've read that they don't do it very often.


    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thank you Stewart for the kind words! Looks like you had a great trip to Oman! Yes, you are right about the crest.

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  9. Hoopoe is one of my favorite birds. This is a fabulous picture.I have been regularly sighting hoopoe's for the last 40 years plus during my various meanderings!

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    1. Thank you Mr. Ramakrishnan! Yes, this solitary bird is seen playing around on the ground.

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  10. What a exciting bird and a splendid photo of it!
    Greetings Pia

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  11. This is the third time in a week someone is mentioning Hampi to me. I so much want to return there. :-(

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    1. Ha ha ... Then you must! It would be the best time in December.

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  12. Hi again and thanks for your visit and comment on my last post!
    My post for WBW was here: http://www.istoradrag.blogspot.se/2012/12/vart-vackra-vintervader.html
    It was also pictures from the nearest bigger town to us, but it included some bird pictures too. Not very good, because it was a gray day with gray melting snow!

    Sorry you didn't understand my text (its swedish) but didn't you find the Google Translator? Up on the top to the right it is.
    Thanks again och Merry Christmas to you! Greetings Pia

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    1. Hi Pia. Yes, I did use translator and was able to read the article about your article! And the picture of grouse is nice :)

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