Hoopoe

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  • Middle Eastern Middle Eastern (culture)
  • Flying Flying (attribute)
  • Neutral Neutral (behaviour)

A bird of Islamic tradition that obtained a golden crest from King Soloman for not paying homage to women. However greedy hunters killed many Hoopoe for their golden crests so the Hoopoe requested that King Solomon should remove it. King Solomon instead turned their golden crests into coloured feathers. The Hoopoe was also known for eaves dropping. It is believed that the Garudas of Hindu and Buddhist belief were originally a Hoopoe.

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