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  • Writer's pictureChinmayi Ramasubramanian

Eurasian Hoopoe Mudbath #Birdword

Updated: Mar 28, 2022

When my family and I went to Bandipur, we saw a dead carcass killed by a tiger by the side of the road. As we waited for the tiger to come out and eat its brunch (the carcass), we were really bored. Just then, a common hoopoe came and started taking a mud bath in the dusty road in front of us. (Because the bird which was rolling in the dirt was more interesting than a dead bull, we took a million pics of it)


This bird has an orange body with zebra-striped wings. It has a fan-like crest on top of its head and a rapier bill. It is usually found in semiopen places like farms, orchards and lawns.


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