Hoopoe


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HUELVA SEVILLA CÓRDOBA JAÉN
H-1 SE-1 CO-1 J-1
H-2 SE-2 CO-2 J-2
H-3 SE-3 CO-3 J-3
H-4 SE-4 CO-4 J-4
H-5 SE-5 CO-5 J-5
H-6 SE-6 CO-6 J-6
H-7 SE-7 CO-7 J-7
H-8 SE-8 CO-8 J-8
H-9 SE-9 CO-9 J-9
H-10 SE-10 CO-10 J-10
H-11 SE-11 CO-11 J-11
H-12 SE-12 CO-12 J-12
H-13 SE-13 CO-13 J-13
H-14 SE-14 CO-14 J-14
H-15 SE-15 CO-15 J-15
H-16
H-17
STATUS
Sedentary, summer visitor and migrant. 

ABUNDANCE
Common.

HABITAT
Occupies all types of open space with some trees, taking above all to mature dehesas. Also lives in patches of Mediterranean scrub, riparian copses and woods, pinewoods, Sweet-Chestnut woods, Pyrenean-Oak woods, olive groves and campiña, providing there are nesting holes of some sort.

SEASONAL BEHAVIOUR
Hoopoes can nowadays be seen in every month of the year. Numbers still peak in summer, however (March-September). 

DISTRIBUTION
Well distributed throughout.

COMMENTS
This is a striking bird with curious habits, so it has come to be very well known to the locals. Its nicknames, like bubica pestosa, bobita de la peste or abubita jedionda, all refer to the fetid smell given off by the chicks in the nest to deter predators.