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Upupa epops

Hoopoe, Upupa epops, photo © by Michael Plagens

Probing into the turf on the grounds of Ol'Tukai Lodge, Kenya. March 2011.

Large, unmistakeable bird with crest of head feathers that can be raised and lowered. Relatively common in savanna and open scrub habitats throughout Kenya.

Upupidae -- Hoopoe Family

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