African hoopoe
Appearance
Unmistakable, with its long, slightly decurved bill an long, black-tipped crest that is held erect when the bird is alarmed. Its cinnamon-coloured body and the black-and-white barring on the wingsand tail are conspocious in flight.
Female has secondaries barred black and white. Juvenile is duller than female.
Habitat
Thornveld, open broad-leaved woodland, parks and gardens.
Call
A frequently uttered 'hoop-hoop-hoop'.

Names
(en) African hoopoe
(sc) Upupa africana
(nl) Hop
(af) Hoephoep