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The Hoopoe

laureenr

Johannesburg, South Africa

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This was taken in Johannesburg.

The African Hoopoe is a bird about the same size as a starling. The height of the African Hoopoe is about 26 cms and its weight is about 57 gms

You will find that the male African Hoopoe plumage and colours are different to that of the female African Hoopoe

Head is cinnamon.
Eye is brown.
Bill is black.
Throat is cinnamon.
Back is cinnamon.
Legs are grey.
This bird has normally proportioned leg length.

Main diet items for this bird …
The African Hoopoe feeds on the ground mainly on invertebrates

Breeding and nesting habits for this bird …
The African Hoopoe is monogamous unless its mate dies. In the event of a partner dying Upupa africana will seek out a new mate

The nesting habit of African Hoopoe is to create the nest in a hole in a tree trunk. The bird lays eggs which are blue in colour and number between 4 to 7

Habitat and flocking behaviour for this bird …
The preferred habitats for African Hoopoe are: woodlands and grasslands

You will not see African Hoopoe in flocks. The bird prefers to act singly or in pairs.

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