Monday, 28 July 2014

#MakeMeSmileMonday - Upupa Epops

Sometimes it seems like some things exist just to make us smile…which is a nice thought to have.
#MakeMeSmileMonday is about finding such things and sharing them with the world.


Take this fabulous creature.
This is a hoopoe. A great name for a bird.
According to wikipedia (font of all knowledge…allegedly), it is 
a colourful bird found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for its distinctive "crown" of feathers. 
It's scientific name, though, is the fantastic 'upupa epos' - which is (as the guys at Visual Thesaurus who flagged this up correctly stated) so lovely that just saying it brings a smile to your lips.
Say it with me:
upupa epops…upupa epops…upupa epops...

Listen (thanks to Magnus!)