Hoopoe / Abubilla
Maximum size: 30 cm
They prefer clearings, clear spaces surrounded by forest. They stroll
and fly in meadows near woods and areas with plenty of bulrush and scrubland,
even in parks near human settlements and urban areas. They also like living
in wetlands, lagoons and farmlands with crops.
They walk up and down meadows looking for invertebrates they catch
with their long, curved beak. They build their nests in tree-cavities and
They are widely distributed over Europe and Africa, including Madagascar.
They are customary in summer but they can be seen all over the year
in the reserves and near inland lagoons and crops.