Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Senior Partner at Dezan Shira & Associates gets props for identifying the unknown bird that we had photographed. He writes:
"It's a Hoopoe. One of my favorite birds, actually. I always know I'm getting out and about in China when I see these, they prefer wilder places, deserts, wild scrubland and so on - although I also once saw one in Ritan Park in Beijing !
A quite beautiful bird, and the only one of its kind. It belongs in it's very own special classification - Upupidae."
Respect and thanks to Chris for his eagle eye. For more information about the hoopoe, click here.© Copyright 2005-2021 GoKunming.com all rights reserved. This material may not be republished, rewritten or redistributed without permission.