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Cuckoo or Hoopoe

Cuckoo or Hoopoe

Postby AnneDC » Sat May 23, 2020 9:46 am

Does anyone know if the bird song that we hear very frequently is a hoopoe or a cuckoo? Sounds a bit like a cuckoo but I know there are a lot of hoopoes in Quesada. Thanks
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Re: Cuckoo or Hoopoe

Postby SharonSpain » Sat May 23, 2020 10:05 am

Hoopoe. Loads round here at the moment. This one sits on next door's roof most days.
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Re: Cuckoo or Hoopoe

Postby pete25 » Sat May 23, 2020 10:15 am

the cuckoos call actually is cuckoo while the hoopoe is totally different
it is more than likely a hoopoe
there is a cuckoo near me and last year was the first time i have heard its call ever !!!
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Re: Cuckoo or Hoopoe

Postby hobnob » Sat May 23, 2020 10:26 am

Hi...What a lovely picture posted of the Hoopoe. As started there are lots of these beautiful birds around at the moment. To my ear the Cuckoo has more of an rolling sound...the Hoopoe has a neat trick...it will go onto a house roof and locate itself near on on the top ridge tiles...then when it calls it places its beak against the ridge and thus an echo sound is made ...it actually amplifies its call. A couple of years ago I sat fascinated watching a Hoopoe doing the very thing I describe. Lots of Birds around at the moment.
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Re: Cuckoo or Hoopoe

Postby jpeg » Sat May 23, 2020 11:20 am

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Re: Cuckoo or Hoopoe

Postby Jordy » Sat May 23, 2020 12:12 pm

Haven't heard the "hoop hoop hoop" call of the Hoopoe recently. There is definitely at least one Cuckoo around
the water park area. It's clear "cuck-oo, cuck-oo" call is clear as a bell and repeated often. It then flies to another
vantage point in the area and starts again.
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Re: Cuckoo or Hoopoe

Postby AndyC » Sat May 23, 2020 1:58 pm

I hear a Cuckoo and see one nearly every morning when I'm out walking, they are in this area every year in April/May. The Cuckoo's call is easily recognised and it you repeat the call back to it then there is a good chance it will come towards you. The Hoopoe's call is more like Hoop, Hoop, Hoop. You'll also see and hear Green Woodpeckers.
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Re: Cuckoo or Hoopoe

Postby JakkiB » Sat May 23, 2020 6:30 pm

Cuckoo, hear it most mornings.
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Re: Cuckoo or Hoopoe

Postby ray-pc » Sat May 23, 2020 6:38 pm

i was told if you have to ask the question, then it is not a cuckoo
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Re: Cuckoo or Hoopoe

Postby Mickey Braw » Sat May 23, 2020 11:03 pm

I lay in bed with my window open and listen to the cuckoo, up near Big Shopping, every day. There are Hoopoos around and Wood Pigeons too. The three make completely different sounds and all are good to have around.
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