Upupa africana Afrikaans Name: Hoephoep Internal frame size: 15cm x 15cm Stitch count: 69 x 68 cross stitches Hoopoes are found throughout Southern Africa, except in the extreme desert. They are usually solitary or in pairs. They forage on the ground, busily walking with quick, short steps, nodding their heads and probing with long, curved bills. They eat worms, insects, termites, small snakes and frogs. They erect a conspicuous, fan-shaped crest when alarmed. This kit contains 14 count Aida, DMC stranded cotton, a needle, a chart and instructions.