Eurasian hoopoe (Upupa epops)

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Eurasian hoopoe feeding chick in mid-air
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • The Eurasian hoopoe has a huge range across much of Europe, Africa and Asia.
  • Named after its vocalisations, the Eurasian hoopoe emits a low "hoop, hoop, hoop".
  • The pinkish brown to chestnut plumage with black and white bars and an impressive fan-like crest make the Eurasian hoopoe instantly recognisable.
  • The Eurasian hoopoe forages mainly on short grass and bare soil for invertebrates.
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Eurasian hoopoe description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderCoraciiformes
FamilyUpupidae
GenusUpupa (1)

Information on the Eurasian hoopoe is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
hoopoe.
French
Huppe fasciée.
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Eurasian hoopoe status

Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (February, 2009)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Eurasian hoopoe feeding chick in mid-air  
Eurasian hoopoe feeding chick in mid-air

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