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Hoopoe

A cache by Andyfam1 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/22/2008
In Colorado, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Near a bridge in Calhan. Easy parking near cache and should be an easy find, just watch your footing.

Made a trip to the Paint Mines in Calahan and thought we needed a few more caches for the trip. Hope this will make your trip more enjoyable and the Paint Mines are wonderful.

Here is a description about the cache name my kids chose:
The Hoopoe prefers open cultivated ground with short grass or bare patches, and spends much time on the ground hunting insects and worms.
It is 25–29 cm long, with a 44–48 cm wingspan and a long, thin beak weighing 46-70 grams.
This black, white and pink bird is quite unmistakable, especially in its erratic flight, which is like that of a giant butterfly.
The song is a trisyllabic "oop-oop-oop", which gives rise to its English and scientific names.
The nest is in a hole in a tree or wall. Like those of its relatives, the kingfishers, the nest tends to contain copious amounts of faeces and smell very foul as a protection against predators.

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