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African Hoopoe by WillemSvdMerwe African Hoopoe by WillemSvdMerwe
The African Hoopoe is sometimes considered a species, Upupa africana, or sometimes a subspecies of Upupa epops which also occurs in Europe and Asia. It is a bird that visits my garden a lot, probing the soil with its bill for beetle grubs like this one, or mole crickets or other insects. It is raising its crest here, but usually folds it back. In flight its bold black and white wing markings are very conspicuous. Coloured pencil.
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there :wave: Your work has been featured as one of #Birds-Club's top art submissions for the month of July. You can find the article which also contains other beautiful bird art here: mydigitalmind.deviantart.com/j…
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Thank you very much!  There are some lovely other birds there.  It's an honour!
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TaniaAV Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Thanks so much for this honour!
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TaniaAV Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
you're welcome^^
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Jaldithas Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
great picture, I see our european subspecies seldomly in garden and forest  :)
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Thank you!  I hope you see a few more of them.
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The-EvIl-Plankton Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
I saw one of these on my visit to South Africa !
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
I'm glad you did!
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely to have these birds in your backyard, I'm jealous! We hardly have them in the Netherlands anymore. Gorgeous illustration too, I love that he's got his crest up in the air. What's actually the difference between the Eurasian and African species? I've been looking at some photos and besides the Eurasian species having light feet and the African black feet, I can't see many other differences? [link] (eurasian) [link] (african)
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