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Ian Fulton | profile | all galleries >> African Galleries >> Namibia (and a little of Botswana) >> Namibia Birds - Individual Species Gallery >> African Hoopoe tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Blue Crane | Bokmakierie | African Hoopoe | Black Crake | Bare-cheeked Babbler | African Darter | African Grey Hornbill | African Jacana | African Mourning Dove | African Red-eyed Bulbul | African Skimmer | Bat Hawk | Black-chested Prinia | Cape Glossy Starling | Cape Gull | Carp's Tit | Chestnut-banded Plover | Cinnamon-breasted Rock Bunting | Coqui Francolin | Cormorant Platforms | Crowned Plover | Double-banded Courser | Emerald-spotted Wood Dove | Fork-tailed Drongo | Giant Kingfisher | Golden-tailed Woodpecker | Grassveld Pipit | Greater Flamingo | Greater Kestrel | Green Wood-hoopoe | Green-backed Heron | Grey Lourie | Groundscraper Thrush | Hartlaub's Babbler | Kori Bustard | Kurrichane Thrush | Magpie Shrike | Martial Eagle | Monteiro's Hornbill | Mountain Chat | Namaqua Sandgrouse | Northern Black Korhaan | Pale-winged Starling | Pearl-spotted Owlet | Pied Avocet | Pied Kingfisher | Pririt Batis | Racket-tailed Roller | Red-billed Spurfowl | Rosy-faced Lovebird | Ruppell's Korhaan | Sociable Weaver | Southern Carmine Bee-eater | Southern Masked Weaver | Temminck's Courser | White-fronted Bee-eater

African Hoopoe

(upupa africana)
The Hoopoe is an unmistakeable buff, black and white bird with a long crest which it sometimes erects. The African Hoopoe is a darker bird than the Eurasian species; in flight it shows more white on the secondaries but lacks the white hoop on the primaries. This bird was feeding a juvenile on the ground in Okakuejo Camp, Etosha National Park.
African Hoope, Okaukuejo Camp, Etosha NP African Hoope, Okaukuejo Camp, Etosha NP African Hoope, Okaukuejo Camp, Etosha NP African Hoope, Okaukuejo Camp, Etosha NP