19 March 2013 18:29
© AS - monacoeye • Amboseli • Oct 2009
Bird name: African Hoopoe
Latin: Upupa africana
Other: Upupa epops africana • Eurasian Hoopoe, Huppe d'Afrique (Fr),
Family: Upupidae - Hoopoes
Similar: European Hoopoe
The African Hoopoe is often classed as a subspecies of Eurasian Hoopoe.
Nice shots here sent in by André S and Tom C taken in Amboseli National Park and Tanzania.
They look to me to have different colouring, so may be different subspecies.More photos...
05 October 2009 00:21
Photos copyright: monacoeye • Danube Delta, Romania • May 2009 • Do not copy without permission
Bird name: Eurasian Hoopoe
Latin: Upupa epops
Other: Huppe fasciée • Upupiformes
Family: Upupidae • Hoopoe
In the Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy the Hoopoe gets its own order, Upupiformes. Otherwise it falls into Coraciiformes, the same general grouping as Rollers, Kingfishers and Bee-Eaters.
A great looking crested bird - I saw several in my stay in the Danube Delta and recently one in the local park.
09 June 2008 23:38