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Can anyone identify this bird?

#1
On three different occasions over the last few days I have seen a very pretty bird. It has a brown body and (I think) a little tuft or “crown” like a peacock. Its wings and tail are black and white striped. Its tail fans out in a v-shape from its body. Does this ring any bells?

Thanks, buen camino,Laurie.
 
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#4
We also met them as a big population on surrounding of a pigfarm on stage before Monterrubio. Very fancy birds.
 
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#7
I’d never seen one on the camino before— does it live all over Spain?
Yes, but more commonly in the south. They are all over Asia and the mid-east - and are the national bird of Israel. There is a fascinating amount of mythology about them that goes way back.
Edit - Haha...once again, @Bradypus beat me to it. ;) I saw one on the Frances once, and have been digging in my photos to find it but can't. It was in Navarre someplace, I think Muruzabel.
 
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#8
Yes, but more commonly in the south. They are all over Asia and the mid-east - and are the national bird of Israel. There is a fascinating amount of mythology about them that goes way back.
Edit - Haha...once again, @Bradypus beat me to it. ;) I saw one on the Frances once, and have been digging in my photos to find it but can't. It was in Navarre someplace, I think Muruzabel.
And they're very at home here in South Africa.
 

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