Just received a link to a very interesting video about the Hoopoes. It is worth the watch. I have always enjoyed looking at their beauty. The Creator really put a special touch on the Hoopoe. Also, they are one of the Birds of the Bible.
“‘And these you shall regard as an abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, the vulture, the buzzard, the kite, and the falcon after its kind; every raven after its kind, the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the sea gull, and the hawk after its kind; the little owl, the fisher owl, and the screech owl; the white owl, the jackdaw, and the carrion vulture; the stork, the heron after its kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.” (Leviticus 11:13-19 NKJV)