Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

To stink like a hoopoe

For sunbathing hoopoes lie flat on the ground, spread their wings and tails and pull their heads back. In the past this was considered a special camouflage position. When a predator suddenly appears it was intended to dissolve the body contours of the bird in case of the sudden appearance of a raptor so it would be overlooked.



Category: Birds

Size: beak to tail up to 28 cm; wingspan up to 46 cm

Age: up to 11 years

Sexually mature: with a year

Reproduction: 4-10 eggs, incubation period: 15-17 days

food: insects, amphibians, reptiles, berries

habitat: open country, parks, sparse forests

Danger: not endangered

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