The Madagascar Hoopoe (Upupa epops marginata) is endemic to Madagascar, where it inhabits subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is usually considered a separate species to the Hoopoe due to its vocalisations and small differences in plumage but is otherwise similar to the rest of the species.
The hoopoe is a medium-sized bird, 9.8–12.6 in long, with a 17–19 in wingspan.
The diet of the Hoopoe is principally composed of insects, although small reptiles, frogs and plant matter such as seeds and berries are sometimes taken as well. It is a solitary forager which typically feeds on the ground.