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Upupa epops-(Eurasian) Hoopoe-Pupëza

Family:Upupidae.Length:29cm.(11½in).Sexes alike.Partial migrant.Distribution Euroasia,Africa and Madagascar.It feeds mostly on the ground,probing for insects and lizards.The call is a soft,repeated "hoop" sound.Nest:A hole in a tree,termite mound,or wall.

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Taken on April 23, 2006