Green Wood Hoopoe

Phoeniculus purpureus - Irrisor moqueur

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Bucerotiformes

  • Family
    :

    Phoeniculidés

  • Genus
    :

    Phoeniculus

  • Species
    :

    purpureus

Descriptor

Miller, JF, 1784

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 40 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 52 à 99 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Green Wood Hoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus) is a species of bird in the Phoeniculidae family.

Subspecific information 6 Subspecies

  • Phoeniculus purpureus senegalensis (s Senegal to s Ghana)
  • Phoeniculus purpureus guineensis (n Senegal and Gambia to Chad and Central African Republic)
  • Phoeniculus purpureus niloticus (Sudan to w Ethiopia and ne DRCongo)
  • Phoeniculus purpureus marwitzi (e Uganda and Kenya to e South Africa)
  • Phoeniculus purpureus angolensis (Angola and w Zambia to ne Namibia and n Botswana)
  • Phoeniculus purpureus purpureus (c and sw South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Irrisor moqueur,
  • Abubilla-arbórea Verde,
  • Zombeteiro-de-bico-vermelho,
  • Baumhopf,
  • piroscsőrű kúszóbanka,
  • Groene Kakelaar,
  • Upupa boschereccia verde,
  • Grön skratthärfågel,
  • Grønnkakelar,
  • leskláč purpurový,
  • dudkovec stromový,
  • Purpurskovhærfugl,
  • vihersäihkyjä,
  • Rooibekkakelaar,
  • puput arbòria verda,
  • sierpodudek purpurowy,
  • Зелёный лесной удод,
  • ミドリモリヤツガシラ,
  • 绿林戴胜,
  • 綠林戴勝,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Rural Gardens

Geographic range

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