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Hoopoe , or as named in Hebrew "Duchifat" is Israel's national bird ( as elected in 2007).
Length of the Hoopoe is about 26-30 cm, 42-46 cm wing span.
Brown body color to pale yellow. Wings and tail striped black and white, and towering head frill of feathers rising. Short legs and large wings, weight 40-70 gr.
This bird very seldom stand of trees, even the constructive Hoopoe finds low places, holes and hollows at ground level.

Hoopoe is common in Europe, Asia and Africa. In Israel's stable summer, is found mainly in the coastal plain .

( Source: "Birds Lexicon" – a free translation)

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