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Old Oct 28, 2009, 9:04 PM   #1
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Default A common Hoopoe

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Old Oct 28, 2009, 9:13 PM   #2
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Wonderful image of a very interesting creature.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 11:16 PM   #3
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Woe...looks like a Blue Jay with a lot of tweaks.
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Old Oct 29, 2009, 9:35 AM   #4
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Woe...looks like a Blue Jay with a lot of tweaks.
I thought they look more like Flickers we have here in Maryland with a hat on...
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With the hat up:

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When the crest is fully fanned out, it looks like a different bird. A pretty spectacular one in flight, too. This one has my favorite scientific name - Upupa epops
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Me too, I like its scientific name Upupa epops much better !
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beautiful bird.

Just beautiful as always


and welcome to INDIA NHL...if you are still in India, good luck with spotting some Tigers. Tigers in wild are just AWESOME and are frequent sightings in that part of Mysore.

If possible, do visit Kanha National Park. Its almost easy to sight a Tiger analogous to sighting a Blue Jay in US

Even better is the Bandhavgarh National Park.
http://goindia.about.com/od/wildlife/p/Bandhavgarh.htm

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