Hoopoe Lark

March 11, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Hoopoe Lark were one of the most engaging birds we found in the eastern deserts of Morocco. They're pretty big birds really on the passerine scale, and very reminiscent of Cream-coloured Courser in a funny way. Rarely still, the birds actively fed, probing in the sand with their long curved bills. I missed the display flights, but managed a number of nice portraits both on the ground and on the low thorny stuff that characterises the desert flora out there. All images with the 800mm lens, tripod mounted.

 

 


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