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The Pupaza (Phasianus colchicus) is a colorful bird unique in its "crown" of feathers above the head. It is the only extant species in the family Upipidae. The name in English is an onomatopoeic form that mimics the bird's cry.

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It is widespread in Europe, Asia, North America, Africa and Madagascar. Most European pupae migrate to the tropics during winter, unlike African populations that are sedentary throughout the year.

Feed Pupaza

The diet of the pupeza is mostly composed of seeds, berries and some plants. It is a solitary bird that usually feeds on the ground.

They sometimes fly for insects when they are in large flocks. Larvae, worms, grasshoppers and other insects are grabbed with their hard beak and plucked from the ground.

More eat crickets, grasshoppers, cockroaches, crickets, ants, etc.Most range between 10-15cm long, the preferred ones being twice as large but rarer.

Large prey is hit against the ground or rocks to kill it and chop off indigestible parts such as legs, wings..

Features Pupaza

Pupaza is a medium-sized bird with a length of 25-35cm, a wingspan of 45-50cm and a weight of 50-100g. it has rounded wings, long and strong, capable of a strong flight.

In the north the subspecies have larger wings. What was long thought to be a defensive position, as the pupa spreads its wings slightly and leaves its tail close to the ground raising its head, turned out to be the beach of sunshine.

Pupezellors also like their sand baths .. dust.

Pupae were considered sacred in ancient Egypt. In the Bible they are considered ugly birds that should not be eaten. Pupaza also appears in conan, where Solomon says: "How come I don't see pupaza, or is it the Prince of the absent ?”.

It was the symbol of virtue in Persia. Pupaza is the king of birds in ancient Greece. It was chosen as the national bird of Israel in May 2008.

It also appears on the logo of the University of Johannesburg, where it is also the University mascot.

Breeding Pupaza

It is a monogamous bird, meeting with the pair occurs only once a year. They are territorial birds, the males frequently fight for territory and sometimes these fights end in serious injuries.

The nest in which the eggs are laid is located in a tree hole with a narrow entrance that can be lined with various gathered objects.

The female is solely responsible for incubating the eggs. The size of the eggs varies depending on the location, birds in the northern hemisphere have more eggs than those in the southern hemisphere.

The incubation period is between 15 and 18 days. During the incubation period the male feeds the female bringing food to the nest. Puppies are born covered in fluff, but by adulthood their body will be covered in feathers.

The chicks are fed by the female for the first two weeks. They stay with their parents for about four weeks.

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