The African Hoopoe or Upupa Africana, is a cinnamon-colored bird with a long slightly decurved bill and a long, black-tipped crest that is held erect when the bird is alarmed. African Hoopoes are Ground feeders and eat mainly insects, although they’ll also eat small reptiles such as lizards. They use their bill for probing the earth and animal dung. They also turn over leaf litter to find prey. Vegetable matter (seeds or berries) are eaten but in very small quantities. The African Hoopoe isn’t a sociable bird and is generally found either singly or in pairs. This photo was taken by my eldest daughter, Kira with an old Canon Powershot Pro1 Camera.
Another shot of this bird, but with my camera.
Another hoopoe picture, but this time much closer.