Hoopoes are known for their colorful feathers and distinctive "crown." They have a long, curved beak that is used to forage on the ground for insects, such as dung beetles and flies.
Hoopoes are commonly found in Beijing's parks, communities, forests and other areas where the environment is relatively stable. Here are some photos of a hoopoe foraging for food along a road in Beijing.
(All photos are taken by Ding Qian)
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