- Oreophasis derbianus
The Hoopoe is a garish crowned species of bird found across parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia. They have a conspicuous crest of headfeathers that can be displayed in a fan or flat against the back of the head.
The Hoopoe's habitat is open cultivated ground with short grass or bare patches. They spend a lot of time on the ground hunting for insects and worms. The song is 'oop-oop-oop', which gives rise to its common and Latin names.
Hoopoes are widespread across their range, and have a conservation status of Least Concern as of July 2014.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 05 September 2007|
|Scientific Name||Upupa epops|
|Birdorable Family||Kingfishers & Friends|
(as of 26 November 2016)
10 to 11.6 inches
17 to 19 inches
1.3 to 3.1 ounces
|Range||West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia North Africa West Africa Central Africa East Africa|