Sunday, 23 April 2017

Order - Bucerotiformes
Family - Upupidae (Hoopoes)
Common Hoopoe
Upupa epops
戴胜
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    Size : 19–32 cm
    
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Upupa epops epops (Linnaeus, 1758) – Eurasian Hoopoe
    – NW Africa (E to Libya), Canary Is and C & S Europe S to Lebanon, Jordan and Israel (as far S as N Negev), and E to SC Russia (Ob–Yenisey watershed), NW China (Xinjiang) and NW India; probably this race breeding in N, C & E Arabia; wintering grounds very poorly known, but W European breeders probably mainly in W Africa, while C & E European breeders farther E, with migratory divide in C Europe at c. 10–12° E. 
  • Upupa epops major (C. L. Brehm, 1855)
    – Egypt, N Sudan and E Chad (Ennedi).
  • Upupa epops senegalensis (Swainson, 1837)
    – S Algeria (Ahaggar), and dry belt from Senegal E to Ethiopia and Somalia; perhaps this race breeding in SW Arabia (Yemen and extreme SW Saudi Arabia).
  • Upupa epops waibeli (Reichenow, 1913)
    – Cameroon and N DRCongo E to Uganda and N Kenya.
  • Upupa epops saturata (Lönnberg, 1909)
    – SC Russia (E of R Yenisey) E to Russian Far East, Korea and occasionally Japan, and S to C China and Tibet; N populations migratory.
  • Upupa epops ceylonensis (Reichenbach, 1853)
    – plains of Pakistan and N India S to Sri Lanka.
  • c (Jerdon, 1862)
    – Assam and Bangladesh E to S China, and S to N Malay Peninsula and Indochina.
  • Upupa epops africana (Bechstein, 1811)
    – African Hoopoe – C DRCongo E to C Kenya, and S to the Cape (South Africa); recorded also in Sudan.

Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah


Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 22 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 23 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah


Upupa epops ssp. longirostris
Date : 23 April 2017
Location : Langkawi Island, Kedah

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