Eurasian hoopoe (Upupa epops)
|Also known as:||hoopoe|
- 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.
Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (February, 2009)