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submitted by Museum Administration on 18.09.2004

Hoopoe feathers

Hoopoe feathers
Copyright (2004) Robin Tzannes

The Hoopoe is a migratory bird that spends its summers in Kythera and its winters in Africa. This bird can look a little silly, running along the road in search of insects to eat, shouting “poo, poo, poo.” But when it raises its feathered crest, the hoopoe is suddenly gorgeous. This wonderful bird has the very cool Latin name Upupa epops. Longest feather shown, 13 cm long. Gift of Stratos Kypriotis.

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