The Hoopoe (Upupa epops) is a colourful bird that is named for its call, “hoo-poo.” The common hoopoe is about 12 inches (30 cm) long. It has a showy, semicircular crest and mixed reddish-brown, black, and white plumage. The bill is long and curved, the legs short.
A regular guests, who is a keen stamp collector told me once that he had a very complete collection of stamps of hoopoes. I could not imagine there were so many, and from so many countries.