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The Hoopoe is a colourful bird that is found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive 'crown' of feathers.

The Hoopoe. Afro-Eurasian. Listed in the Bible.

A Hoopoe: "Chick Feeding Time." A Hoopoe is The National Bird of Israel. (Photo By: Helena Kuchynková.)

The 'Hoopoe' /ˈhuːpuː/ (Upupa epops) is a colourful bird that is found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive 'crown' of feathers. It is the only extant species in the family Upupidae. One insular species, the Saint Helena Hoopoe, is extinct, and the Madagascar subspecies of the Hoopoe is sometimes elevated to a full species. Like the Latin name upupa, the English name is an onomatopoeic form which imitates the cry of the bird.

Poupa Hoopoe (Upupa epops) is a colourful bird that is found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive 'crown' of feathers.

European Green Woodpecker, one of four subspecies, occurs in most parts of Europe & western Asia. Spends much more time feeding on ants & does not often 'drum' on trees. File:RO B Carol Park green woodpecker crop.jpg