19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
An adult hoopoe offering a freshly caught grub to a young hoopoe

An immature hoopoe (Upupa epops) opens its mouth wide open as a mature adult offers it the grub it had caught for herself.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Camera: NIKON D5500
Copyright: © Chandana Roy