Madagascan hoopoe

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Madagascan hoopoe
Madagascar Hoopoe (Frank Wouters).jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Upupidae
Genus: Upupa
Species: U. epops
Subspecies: U. epops marginata
Trinomial name
Upupa epops marginata
Cabanis & Heine, 1860

Upupa marginata

The Madagascan hoopoe (Upupa epops marginata) is a subspecies of hoopoe in the Upupidae family. It is often considered as a full species (Upupa marginata), separate from the hoopoe, due to its vocalisations and small differences in plumage, but it is otherwise similar to the rest of the species.

It is endemic to Madagascar.[1] Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.


  1. ^ Kristin, A (2001), "Family Upupidae (Hoopoes)", in Josep, del Hoyo; Andrew, Elliott; Sargatal, Jordi, Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 6, Mousebirds to Hornbills, Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, pp. 396–411, ISBN 84-87334-30-X