Israel: New National Bird Good for a Laugh

Embarrassed about your country's national bird? Don't be. Israel has one far more comical. Comedy Central's hit television show “The Colbert Report” cites Israel's choice of the long-billed hoopoe as evidence that, “Countries don't make passes at birds that wear glasses.”

Isrealli, who has the video clip, says:

Last night, Stephen Colbert reported on some of the more important developments going on in Israel. For starters, Israel has a new national bird.


  • irmbert

    How’s the feathered friend’s voice – rusty? Singing which song?

  • That’s a funny question. I really don’t know and I’m not sure exactly how to find out.

    I’m guessing his singing sounds a lot like “HaTikvah,” Israel’s national anthem. :)


  • wats so funny about this bird and Israel having it?

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