Common Hoopoe Upupa epops


Arlettaz, R., Fournier, J. and Zbinden, N. 2000. Evolution démographique (1979–1998) d’une population témoin de Huppe fasciée Upupa epops en Valais et stratégie de conservation ciblée. Nos Oiseaux 47: 19-27.

Bauer, H.-G. and Berthold, P. 1997. Die Brutvögel Mitteleuropas. Bestand und Gefährdung. Aula, Wiesbaden.

BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Bötsch, Y., Arlettaz, R. and Schaub, M. 2012. Breeding dispersal of Eurasian Hoopoes (Upupa epops) within and between years in relation to reproductive success, sex, and age. The Auk 129(2): 283-295.

EBCC. 2015. Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme. European Bird Census Council. Available at:

Fournier, J. and Arlettaz, R. 2001. Food provision to nestlings in the Hoopoe Upupa epops: implications for the conservation of a small endangered population in the Swiss Alps. Ibis 143(1): 2-10.

Krištín, A. and Kirwan, G.M. 2015. Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. and de Juana, E. (eds), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Martin-Vivaldi, M., Palomino, J.J., Soler, M. and Soler, J.J. 1999. Determinants of reproductive success in the Hoopoe Upupa epops, a hole-nesting non-passerine bird with asynchronous hatching. Bird Study 46: 205-216.

Snow, D.W.; Perrins, C.M. 1998. The Birds of the Western Palearctic, Volume 1: Non-Passerines. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Further resources

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Upupa epops. Downloaded from on 16/08/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 16/08/2018.