Birds of the Bible – Hoopoe

the stork, the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe and the bat. (Deu 14:18)

Eurasian Hoopoe By permission of William Kwong

To find out more about Hoopoes:

See Also Hoopoes Upupidae Family and BUCEROTIFORMES Order

Hoopoe Facts from:
Bird Families of the World – Hoopoes Upupidae

Return to Birds of the Bible Index

5 thoughts on “Hoopoe

  1. Incidentally, Wiki also gives the following which is a direct connection between the hoopoe and Solomon:

    Hoopoes also appear in the Quran in Surah Al-Naml 27:20-22 in the following context “And he [Solomon] sought among the birds and said: How is it that I see not the hoopoe, or is he among the absent? (20) I verily will punish him with hard punishment or I verily will slay him, or he verily shall bring me a plain excuse. (21) But he [the Hoopoe] was not long in coming, and he said: I have found out (a thing) that thou apprehendest not, and I come unto thee from Sheba with sure tidings.”


    • Interesting information. We only use the Holy Bible for our Scriptures and have not used the Koran. In fact, we do not even use the Apocrypha.


    • There is no bird with four feet mentioned in the Bible. That verse was from a list of unclean things not to eat. It just is mentioning the bat. The Bible is not calling a bat a bird.


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