Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Upupa
Family: Upupidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
africana
NOTES

A well-known resident species. Grows to 27 cm and weighs about 47 g. Eats insects, small snakes and frogs. Nests in holes in the ground, trees or termite mounds. Breeds from August to December.


AUTHORITY
Bechstein,1811
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A reddish-brown bird with distinctive black and white wings and a crest which is normally carried folded. Females smaller and duller than males
Colour: Brown
Common Name
African hoepoe
Hoepoep
Hoepoe
Habitat
NOTES: Spends most of its time on the ground walking about probing with its long bill
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Upupa epops



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