Fact file: Eurasian Hoopoe #onthemove

Photo caption: Denis Cachia

Name: Eurasian Hoopoe (Daqquqa tat-Toppu)

Type: Hoopoe

Where to see: The open countryside, garrigue and woodlands, Foresta 2000 Nature Reserve, Buskett Woodland and Comino are the best spots.

Migration Facts: After it breeds in mainland Europe, this colourful bird migrates to southern Spain and the western and eastern coasts of Africa. It is a common migrant and, when it’s not hidden in grass looking for food on the ground, it can be easily seen from August to September.

More information about #onthemove may be obtained from Birdlife Malta’s website and Facebook page.