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Can you guess what kind of bird this is?

Hint: It was crowned the national bird of a popular Mediterranean country.


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Hoopoes live throughout Europe, Africa and Asia.Hoopoes live throughout Europe, Africa and Asia.Photo: Derya Akkaynak
June 2, 2016 | Latest Photo

Hoopoe birds live throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. The hoopoe is the national bird of Israel.

Photographer Derya Akkaynak spotted this particular kingly-looking collection of feathers in Eilat, a resort town in southern Israel, during the bird's spring migration.

"It ate all the bugs in one of our grass lawns, and I spent a lot of time stalking it," Akkaynak told From the Grapevine. "Someone took a photo of me doing that."

After a week, the bird disappeared. Akkaynak likes to think it went on migrating north.


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