Hoopoe (Upupa epops, "hudhud")

Hoopoe (Upupa epops, "hudhud")

Short Overview

The hoopoe is widespread in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar.It's diet is mostly composed of insects, although small reptiles, frogs and plant matter such as seeds and berries are sometimes taken as well.It has a pinkish-brown body, striking black and white wings, a long black downcurved bill, and a long pinkish-brown crest which it raises when excited. Hoopoe inhabits wide variety of habitats: grasslands, savannas, forests and wooded steppes. Female is responsible for the nest and for the eggs until the hatching. Male feeds the female during this period.

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Details of Hoopoe (Upupa epops, "hudhud")

The hoopoe is widespread in EuropeAsia, and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar.It's diet is mostly composed of insects, although small reptilesfrogs and plant matter such as seeds and berries are sometimes taken as well.It has a pinkish-brown body, striking black and white wings, a long black downcurved bill, and a long pinkish-brown crest which it raises when excited. Hoopoe inhabits wide variety of habitats: grasslands, savannas, forests and wooded steppes. Female is responsible for the nest and for the eggs until the hatching. Male feeds the female during this period.

Length - 25 – 29 cm

Weight -  57 g

Wingspan -  44 – 48 cm