Common Hoopoe Upupa at Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan, India
Common Hoopoe Upupa at Keoladeo National Park - are notable for their distinctive crown of colorful feathers. Hoopoe's enjoy sun bathing where they seem to almost preen spreading out their wings - they are also known to enjoy dust and sand baths.
Hoopoe predominantly feed on crickets, locusts, beetles, earwigs, cicadas, bugs, ants and at times eat smaller reptiles, frogs, seeds and berries.
Its common foraging style is to stride around on flat ground or in a pile of leaves - pause and probe with its bill that detects and digs out pupa, larvae, crickets and insects from the ground.
Keoladeo National Park near Agra, located in Rajasthan, India is a Natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. How to reach Keoladeo National Park?