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The hoopoe /ˈhuːpuː/ (Upupa epops, “hudhud”) is a colourful bird found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive “crown” of feathers. It is the only extant species in the family Upupidae. One insular species, the Saint Helena hoopoe, is extinct, and the Madagascar subspecies of the hoopoe is sometimes elevated to a full species. Like the Latin name upupa, the English name is an onomatopoeic form which imitates the cry of the bird. The hoopoe is the national bird of Israel. source

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  2. Thanks so much for all of the education of the birds iam such a bird lover you take such great pictures continued blessing ing the great work you do thanks again.. Lucinda Shankle

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