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The hoopoe is a very intriguing avian.
Best known for its crown of rusty black-spotted feathers (which many believe indicates its royal origin) the hoopoe flies like a butterfly, croaks when disturbed and wheezes during courtship.
Males compete for ladybirds by trying to stab their rivals with their long sharp beaks; mama birds secrete yucky liquid from their glands to protect their eggs and the young hiss like snakes to repel intruders.
Clearly this is a species after .007’s own heart.
Without a doubt, the model that can pull off this look – uncompromisingly fierce yet genteelly refined – will be singular indeed.
Wet Bird Couture is proud to present its latest must-have look: “The Hoopoe!”
With love (& lots of feathers),
Shannon & Pearl