Baby Birdorable: Hoopoe

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Hoopoe. The Eurasian Hoopoe lives throughout northern parts of Africa, and much of Europe and Asia. We have been lucky to see them during some of our travels, but we were never so lucky to see a baby! Hoopoes nest in cavities, usually in trees but also in man-made structures like walls. Females alone incubate the eggs; incubation lasts 15 to 18 days. Clutch size ranges from 4 to 12 eggs, depending on location. Fledging takes place up to 29 days from hatching.

Upupa epops
Upupa epops by Jan Svetlík
Hoopoe -  Upupa - Upupa Epops 01
Hoopoe - Upupa - Upupa Epops 01 by ilarius
Bébé Huppe
Bébé Huppe by jmcgsxr
Hoopoe ( Upupa epops ) Inmature
Hoopoe ( Upupa epops ) Inmature by diegocon1964
Upupa epops
Upupa epops by Jan Svetlík
Upupa epops
Upupa epops by Jan Svetlík
Baby Hoopoe
Baby Hoopoe by sumank
Food time
Food time by Alkassim
puputs - abubillas ( upupa epops)
puputs - abubillas ( upupa epops) by daniela cruz

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Hoopoe t-shirts & gifts!


Susan Gets Native on June 4, 2010 at 1:44 PM wrote:
A hoopoe at any age is freakin' adorable.
abigail on June 4, 2010 at 3:14 PM wrote:
AWWWWWWW! so cute i'd love to hold one, but you can't because it's wildlife and don't be messing with it.
Ashira on June 5, 2010 at 10:22 AM wrote:
Hee hee! xD At first I had my address bar popped down so I couldn't see the title - just the first picture - and I was wondering "Is that a HOOPOE!?" Yes, apparently it was. x3 How adorable.
abigail on June 5, 2010 at 2:39 PM wrote:
thats funny Ashira, because you know your birds!
Ashira on June 5, 2010 at 5:32 PM wrote:
I wish I could see a real Hoopoe, though! They're so pretty. : D
Gerhard on October 4, 2016 at 1:41 PM wrote:
I have a little one felt out the roof is hurt and I'm feeding him myself looks like her mother don't want him anymore so any tips will work.
yotaDcool Superbird on April 14, 2017 at 9:47 PM wrote:
Adella on June 15, 2021 at 6:58 PM wrote:
I like their tufts
Spurwing Plover on May 18, 2022 at 6:52 AM wrote:
The Hoopoe is the National Bird of Isreal

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