Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hoopoes :: Eurasian Hoopoe

Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Hoopoe, Common Hoopoe, Senegal Hoopoe, Central African Hoopoe, African Hoopoe, Ceylon Hoopoe, Indian Hoopoe
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Lanzarote Island, Canary Islands, Spain - Jul 4, 2001 © Max Andrews  Etosha National Park, Namibia - Jul, 2004 © Dan Marsh  Knokke, Belgium - Aug 29, 2002 © Yves Baptiste  Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve, Portugal - Sep 2, 2002 © Jose Viana  Urim, Israel - Mar, 2001 © Alain Fossť 
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S. Palearctic, n. Oriental and Ethiopian regions;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Se. Sweden, continental Europe (France, Spain, Hungary) across c. and s. Russia and w. Siberia s. to Portugal (Baira Baixa Region along the upper Rio Tejo), the Canary Is., nw. Africa in Morocco, Algeria, c. Tunisia, n. Libya, then from the Near East and Middle East in Arabia, nw. India and nw. China (Sinkiang).
(2) Ne. and c. Egypt, Sudan and e. Chad (Ennedi).
(3) S. Algeria (Ahaggar) and arid regions from sw. Mauritania, Senegambia, s. Mali, s. Niger, s. Chad and s. Sudan to Ethiopia and Somalia.
(4) Cameroon, Central African Republic, n. Zaire, n. Uganda and n. Kenya.
(5) Congo Republic, c. Zaire to s. Uganda, s. Kenya and s. to South Africa (Cape Province).
(6) Sc. Siberia e. to the Yenisey River to Amurland and Ussuriland, Japan, n. and e. China and Tibet.
(7) Pakistan, c. and s. India and Sri Lanka.
(8) Ne. India (Assam) to Indochina, Malaysia and Sumatra(?).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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