Tuesday, December 4, 2012

common hoopoe in nepal

The common hoopoe is a colorful bird found across Europe, Asia and North Africa with crown like feather in head. These birds are found in bare or lightly vegetated ground and nests in holes of trees, cliffs, burrows, grasslands, forests. These birds are also seen at high altitudes during migration across the Himalayas and was recorded at about 6400 m by the first Mount Everest Expedition.The diet of the Hoopoe consists grasshoppers, similar swarming insects, crickets, locusts, beetles, earwigs, cicadas, ant lions, bugs, ants, small reptiles and frogs as well as some plant matter such as seeds and berries. The species has a long, thin tapering bill that is black with a fawn base. The female lays eggs with clutch size varying up to 12 weighing 4.5 grams each. The Hoopoe is Israel's national bird. It is found in koshi tappu of Nepal.

Common Name: fapre charaa, common hoopoe
Scientific Name: Upupa epops
Weight: 46–89 grams
Color: Colorful with black with a fawn base
Length: 25–32 cm

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