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Hoopoes
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Bucerotiformes
Family: Upupidae
Leach, 1820
Genus: Upupa
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

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File:Upupa epops distribution.png
Approximate range.
    nesting     resident (all year)     wintering

Hoopoes, (Upupa) is a genus of birds in the Upupidae family. The Eurasian Hoopoe is named after its call, the oop-oop-oop.[1] The Giant Hoopoe is extinct.

Etymology

From Latin upupa hoopoe < Gr. εποψ epops, εποπος epopos hoopoe.[2] Since classicial times the Hoopoe’s name in many languages has been onomatopoeic of its distinctive and familiar call (e.g. Arabic Hudhud, Dutch Hop, French Huppe puput, Portuguese Poupa, Spanish Abubilla).[2]

Description

Hoopoes are a distinctive genus of birds, with a striking appearance. The plumage is cinnamon-pink and the wings are boldly patterned with black and white bars.[3]

Behaviour

Taxonomy

Species

References

  1. ^ Frances, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582957. 
  2. ^ a b Jobling, J. (2015). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.), eds. "Upupa". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. Retrieved 4-28-15.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Perrins, C. (1979). Birds: Their Life, Their Ways, Their World. Pleasantville, New York: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. ISBN ISBN 0-89577-065-2. Check |isbn= value: invalid character (help). 


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