Birds - Africaraw

Etosha National Park

African hoopoe (Upupa epops), searches for insects along the dry Auob river bed, Kgalagadi transfrontier park, South Africa.
Biology note:- call is typically a trisyllabic "oop-oop-oop" name. The Hoopoes have well-developed anti-predators defences in the nest: the preening gland of the brooding female produce a foul-smelling liquid, which smells like rotting meat, and is rubbed into the plumage of the nestlings, who can also direct a stream of feces at intruders!

Auob riverKgalagadi transfrontier parkSouth Africaafrican hoopoe Upupa epops