Posts tagged “hoopoe”

  1. Last month: the goldfinch. The hoopoe is twice-blessed, fortunate in both its English name (hoopoe) and its Latin one: upupa epops. Sometimes people call it the common hoopoe, but there is nothing common about this bird. Here’s a bunch of them striking various poses:

    What I like about the hoopoe is the way it seems to have used other species for inspiration when styling itself: there are shades of the zebra in its…