Best Bird: the Common Hoopoe

The only blog I read faithfully every day,, just asked readers to identify our best bird of the year. For me, it's this hopping Hoopoe that paused for a blurry snapshot beside the road on our bicycle tour of Vietnam. The Common Hoopoe isn't rare; it's found all over Europe, Asia and Africa. But what a spectacular bird, especially when it displays its striped crest, zebra back, and long insect-eating bill. I'd always wanted to see a Common Hoopoe, and it wins my prize as best bird of the year!  

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    Katy Pye (Friday, 21 December 2012 13:02)

    He's fabulous, blurry or not! Talk about making a statement!