Hoppy, Hissy, Hoopoe!

(Built on a photo by Calvin Smith; some translations by Avibase.)

Ah, the way the onomatopoeic hoopoes sunbathed with spread wing and fan tail, followed by a dust scrub. And the hisses!

 Alas, the only own photo I have is that of the similarly-scimitarbilled wood hoopoe, an order-related featherling. (Dash-it, they are stirrup-shaped-bone-ears!)

I like the A in there.

Go on, have a hissy fit; it will look good on you!


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