Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52522

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Upupiformes
Family:Upipidae
Genus:Upupa
Genus species:Upupa epops

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:26-30 cm
Identification:The Eurasian hoopoe has a black-tipped crest, a long slender bill that is decurved, a wide white band across its tail, and a black and white pattern on its wings.
Habitat:Savannas, broken woodlands
Diet:Carnivore: terrestrial invertebrates
Reproduction:Hoopoes are monogamous. Both parents care for their 4-8 eggs and chicks.
Behavior:Hoopoes nest in tree cavities and feed mostly on the ground.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Some sources place this species into the order Coraciiformes.

Other Information

Geographic:Northwestern Africa
Europe
Asia
Date:1966-02 Subjects:perching birds
Eurasian hoopoe
Hoopoes
Coraciiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52522