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Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

Appearance:

Always unmistakable. Distinct, foldable, fan-like crest. Rounded, rectangular wings and long curved bill. Buff body, black wings and tail with conspicuous white barring. Catches the eye when flying by in undulating, butterfly-like motion.

Sound:

Song a characteristic, hollow, far-reaching and trisyllabic "hoop-hoop-hoop". Dove-like timbre and slightly ascending in pitch. Sometimes two or four syllables, depending on virility of male. Other calls include a dry, hoarse and rasping "ehrrrrrr".

Song:

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Distribution:

IUCN Redlist Map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

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Facts:

Length (cm):
26-28
Wingspan (cm):
42-46
Weight (gram):
55-87
Size group:
Crow-size
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Silhouette Group:
Thrush-like
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