animals that start with h: Hoopoe


The Hoopoe (Upupa epops), is an exotic looking bird that is found across Afro-Eurasia. An amazing function of hoopoe is its unique ‘crown’ of feathers.

A medium-sized bird that is about 25– 32 centimeters long, considers 46-89 g sand has 44– 48 cm wingspan. Hoopoe has a pinkish-brown body, a long pinkish-brown crest, striking black and also white wings, lengthy black downcurved costs and also, with a long, slim tapering costs.

It is a singular forager which typically feeds upon the ground searching for insects such as; locusts, beetles, crickets, ant lions, cicadas, insects, ants, earwigs, small reptiles and frogs.

They are territorial birds and virginal, although both bond apparently just lasts for a solitary period. The nest is in a hole in a tree or wall surface, with a slim entryway.

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