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  1. Upupa, genus Upupanoun

    type genus of the Upupidae


  1. upupa

    Hoopoes () are colourful birds found across Africa, Asia, and Europe, notable for their distinctive "crown" of feathers. Three living and one extinct species are recognized, though for many years all of the extant species were lumped as a single species—Upupa epops. In fact, some taxonomists still consider all three species conspecific. Some authorities also keep the African and Eurasian hoopoe together but split the Madagascar hoopoe. The Eurasian hoopoe is common in its range and has a large population, so it is evaluated as Least Concern on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. However, their numbers are declining in Western Europe. Conversely, the hoopoe has been increasing in numbers at the tip of the South Sinai, Sharm el-Sheikh. There are dozens of nesting pairs that remain resident all year round.


  1. upupa

    Upupa is the Latin genus name for the bird commonly known as the Hoopoe. It is a colorful, distinctive bird found across Afro-Eurasia and known for its crown of feathers. The most widespread species of this genus is the Eurasian Hoopoe, also known as Upupa epops.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upupanoun

    a genus of birds which includes the common hoopoe

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upupa in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upupa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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