03 September 2014

Hoopoe at Srinagar

I first saw a hoopoe many years ago in Mongolia. They've always fascinated me, though, ever since I learned such strange and spectacular birds existed. This one appeared unexpectedly, close by, late in the evening, on a bank of the Jhellum River in Srinagar. I managed a few quick photographs before a small child scared it off.

[The post about Leh is now up on Pohanginapete.]

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Elephant's Child said...

He/she is having a bit of a 'bad feather' day - but is charming. Thank you.

Zhoen said...


Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
He/she looks very content and at home. Enjoying the latest blog post. In a very leisurely way. Stay well e hoa.

pohanginapete said...

EC, you should see them when they have that crest raised!

Zhoen, yes, stylish birds indeed.

Kia ora Robb. Most birds seem to look at home wherever they are, as long as they're not caged. I can learn a lot from that.