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HOOPOE (Upupa epops)
Location: Afro - Eurasian Range
Status: Least Concern
Cultural Facts:
They were considered sacred in Ancient Europe and symbols of virtue in Persia. 
 In the Bible, Leviticus 11:13-19, they were listed among the animals  that are detestable and should not be eaten. 
They were thought of as  thieves across much of Europe and harbingers of war in Scandinavia.
In Estonian tradition the Hoopoes are strongly connected with  death and the underworld, their song is seen as a foreboding of death  for many people, or cattle
In Egypt they were “depicted on the walls of tombs and temples” — they achieved a similar standing in Minoan Crete
Fact source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoopoe
Other Photos you may enjoy:
Hoopoe feeding its young
Hoopoe Portrait shot
Hoopoe 2
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purpleraven:

The Hoopoe (by zahoor ahmed)

HOOPOE (Upupa epops)

Location: Afro - Eurasian Range

Status: Least Concern

Cultural Facts:

  • They were considered sacred in Ancient Europe and symbols of virtue in Persia.
  • In the Bible, Leviticus 11:13-19, they were listed among the animals that are detestable and should not be eaten.
  • They were thought of as thieves across much of Europe and harbingers of war in Scandinavia.
  • In Estonian tradition the Hoopoes are strongly connected with death and the underworld, their song is seen as a foreboding of death for many people, or cattle
  • In Egypt they were “depicted on the walls of tombs and temples” — they achieved a similar standing in Minoan Crete

Fact source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoopoe

Other Photos you may enjoy:

Hoopoe feeding its young

Hoopoe Portrait shot

Hoopoe 2

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purpleraven:

The Hoopoe (by zahoor ahmed)

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