Huppe, hoopoe, hop, Wiedehopf, upupa epops, Upupidae, harfägel, upupa, abubilla.
Quite unmistakable, with long curved dark bill and prominent black-tipped crest, either folded down or erected fan-wise.
Plumage pinkish-cinnamon; tail and rounded wings strongly barred black and white so that in flight looks like a huge round-winged black and white moth.
Chief call a rapid far-carrying clipped 'hoo-hoo-hoo', less musical than Cuckoo and less drawn-out and quavering than Tawny Owl; hole-nester. Also several mewing notes and, in alarm a quiet chattering.
Nests in holes in trees.11 inch