domingo, 18 de noviembre de 2012

Hungry hoopoe

This Hoopoe was feeding on a track near Acedera. He was so engrossed in the task that we were able to spend 2 hours watching him probing under small stones and vegetation for beetles and ants. In that time he covered 200 metres of the track and caught over a dozen food items. After the first 6 or 7 he spent 15 minutes resting and preeening, then stretched, flushed out the spectacular crest and resumed the search.