Vintage black and white drawing of a Hoopoe bird. The Hoopoe bird is the National Bird of Isreal and is well-regarded as it likes to eat the pupae of a damaging moth. The Hoopoe bird with its distinctive crest and colorations has been both celebrated and vilified in various cultures and were depicted on the walls of tombs and temples in Ancient Egypt. This charming public domain bird image is downloadable, printable and ready to be added to your next creative project. This 1874 drawing was included in the book Who Were the First Miners?. Thomas Nelson & Sons Publishers didn’t identify an author or illustrator for this work.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.