HoopoeRoberts No: 451
A rufous bird with striking crest, black and white wings and lower back, white banded black tail. Feeds on ground by walking and probing with its long thin curved bill, and digs vigorously. Sings in spring, ‘hoo-poo’. Requires bare earth, lawn or short grassy sward for foraging. Does not drink. Dust bathes frequently.
HoopoeFamily Name: Upupa epops
Common Name: Hoopoe
Roberts No: 451
25 to 28 cm Resident Insect larvae, adult insects, caterpillars and pupae, butterflies, beetles, ants, grasshoppers, earthworms.