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African Hoopoe

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African Hoopoe - Upapa Africana

Alternate name
Upupa africana Scientific name 
Upupiformes   Order
Upupidae Family   
25-27cm                 Length
Woodland, scrub, gardens and parks. Habitat-Altitude-Range
4-6 Clutch  
Insects, larva, worms, frogs, small snakes and lizards Food   Diet
Probes ground with curved bill, World Number
982 Status

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