For the purposes of our bird news services, this species is classed as Scarce: broadly speaking, species that are covered in British Birds' annual review of scarce species (and forms of similar rarity).
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Hoopoe breeds in the following countries (Bird News Extra subscribers will see population statistics and information on trends for each country, and a map of population densities):
Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Canary Islands Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Estonia France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madeira Moldova Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia and Montenegro Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine
Researchers from the University of Granada and the Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) have found that, to increase rate of successful hatching, Hoopoe covers its eggs with a self-made, bacteria-laden, secretion. read on
Exotic and guaranteed to attract a crowd, favourable conditions could see a number of these scarce migrants making landfall over the next few weeks. log in
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