Hoopoe , or as named in Hebrew "Duchifat" is Israel's national bird ( as elected in 2007).
Length of the Hoopoe is about 26-30 cm, 42-46 cm wing span.
Brown body color to pale yellow. Wings and tail striped black and white, and towering head frill of feathers rising. Short legs and large wings, weight 40-70 gr.
This bird very seldom stand of trees, even the constructive Hoopoe finds low places, holes and hollows at ground level.
Hoopoe is common in Europe, Asia and Africa. In Israel's stable summer, is found mainly in the coastal plain .
( Source: "Birds Lexicon" – a free translation)
Posted a WS as well.
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Amaz (11475) 2010-04-03 1:53
Nice portrait, my dear Ike!
Good POV and soft colours!!
Interesting your note, indeed!!
Very well done!!
Ricx (13495) 2010-04-03 6:15
Hi Ike, This is a favourite bird of mine. I had not realised that it was Israels National Bird.. This is a fgine shot. Have a great weekend Ricx
Silvio1953 (123689) 2010-04-03 9:28
Ciao Ike, great capture of fantastic Upupa, splendid sharpness, wonderful natural colors and good details, very well done, Happy Easter my friend, ciao Silvio
edge (6351) 2010-04-03 21:30
Hello Ike, This is the strangest bird that I have seen in a long time. The long beak intrigues me. I am going to have to look it up and read more about it. Good bird shot. Regards, Roger
Dyerco (10185) 2010-04-04 16:04
I have never seen this bird before so it is refreshing to see something new on TE. It has an interesting beak and a wonderful plume on his head. Nicely done.
gilbertom (2426) 2010-04-05 6:05
Very interesting bird. I post eventually some of mines, in the site http://www.wikiaves.com.br/foto.php?f=126130&t=u&u=2947&p=1 . It's sure another bird, but have some similarities.
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-04-06 12:28
"Duchifat" Upupa Epops.
You can also find it in Poland, but it is rather rare.
I did not know that in Israel is the national bird.
Greetings from Poland Tomasz
kordinator (18646) 2010-06-23 0:46
I hope that you will not get angry at me because there was an error.
Nice portraitof a beautiful bird.
Fine natur colors.
jmdias (56219) 2012-12-03 5:42
very interesting the shapes of this bird, not so usual. I liked the adornments and colors of it. nice shot showing the animal with a nice light and sharpness.
it is being difficult to find some photo in your gallery I didn't made a critic yet
Cricri (107360) 2013-04-10 9:38
Une note très intéressante sur cet oiseau que je vois pour la première fois, qui est d'ailleurs très joli, tout beau par ces couleurs et son long bec par rapport a sa petite taille
Jolie prise , lumière et couleurs
mcmtanyel (14137) 2014-08-18 20:13
This is the first time I have seen this bird. I think this is a very nice capture of this fellow. He's sharp and well placed in the frame.
abmdsudi (43754) 2014-10-03 23:47
Nice to be able to get so close shot of a strange and such a rarity, but it's beautiful & exotic looking bird. What a thoroughly fascinating bird! Excellent capture, Ike. Congrats and tfs
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (58275)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-04-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/3.8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-03 0:52