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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of tenuirostral picarian or non-passerine birds, of which the genus Upupa is the type.
  • A family of upupoid picarian birds, of which Upupa is the only living genus, of terrestrial habits, with non-metallic plumage, short square tail, and large erectile compressed circular crest; the true hoopoes, as distinguished from the wood-hoopoes or Irrisoridæ.

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