Afrikaans Name: Hoephoep
Internal frame size: 15cm x 15cm
Stitch count: 69 x 68 cross stitches
Hoopoes are found throughout Southern Africa, except in the extreme desert. They are usually solitary or in pairs. They forage on the ground, busily walking with quick, short steps, nodding their heads and probing with long, curved bills. They eat worms, insects, termites, small snakes and frogs. They erect a conspicuous, fan-shaped crest when alarmed.