In Animals. The Hebrew term dukhiphath of Leviticus 11:19 is believed by some translators to be a reference to a hoopoe. Some scholars dispute this and suggest instead that the word should be viewed as a reference to a mountain cock, possibly a capercaillie. The text states that the above animal be regarded as non-kosher and unclean.
The hoopoe is an exotic looking bird, whose head is crowned by a large crest of feathers.
Habitat: Africa, South East Europe and Asia.
Voice: The bird's name is onomatopoeic and hence very reminiscent to the sound of its call.