Category Archive: Upupidae

Nov 24 2013

The Story of the Armenian, the Cuckoo and the Hoopoe

A funny story about the hoopoe and the cuckoo is told by the Rumanians at the expense of the Armenians. It is said that in olden times the forefather of the Armenians had to flee for his life. So, taking all his belongings with him, and mounting on a horse, he rode away as fast …

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Nov 24 2013

The Story of the Hoopoe and the Cuckoo

The tuft of the hoopoe’s head has given rise to a tale, similar to some extent to the story of the tail of the wagtail, and yet not quite identical. Like the wagtail, which originally had no tail, the hoopoe had originally no tuft on its head. But when the lark had her wedding, she …

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Nov 24 2013

The Story of the Hoopoe, the Cuckoo and God

There are a good many stories told about the hoopoe, some of them in connection with the cuckoo. These two birds seem to be found very often together, and the people believe them to be a pair, the cuckoo being the male and the hoopoe the female bird. The following story is told of them. …

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Nov 24 2013

The Story of the Hoopoe and its Greed.

When God had created all the creatures, he gave everyone the food which he thought best for them. When the turn of the hoopoe came, God said to her, “Thy food shall be millet seed.” The hoopoe was not satisfied. She did not think it was good enough for her. So God in his goodness …

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May 17 2013

Bird stories, Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

In a Levant legend it is related that Solomon was once journeying across the desert, and was fainting with heat, when a large flock of hoopoes came to his assistance and by flying between the sun and the monarch formed an impenetrable cloud with their wings and bodies. Grateful for their ready help, Solomon asked …

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Dec 26 2011

Recording of Hoopoes Upupa epops by means of audio playback in the conditions of Latvia: a preliminary evaluation

Hoopoe (Upupa epops) Science Article 1 abstract Playback is often used to improve recording of birds and therefore to gain more precise data on their numbers and distribution. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential suitability of this method for survey of Hoopoes Upupa epops in Latvia. Playback was carried out in …

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Jun 08 2011

Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

[order] BUCEROTIFORMES | [family] Upupidae | [latin] Upupa epops | [UK] Hoopoe | [FR] Huppe fasciee | [DE] Wiedehopf | [ES] Abubilla | [NL] Hop Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics Nominate race pale sandy-buff, tinged pinkish below, feathers of crest with white subterminal spots and blac …

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