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Related to Phoeniculidae: Upupiformes
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Noun1.Phoeniculidae - wood hoopoes
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Coraciiformes, order Coraciiformes - rollers; kingfishers; hornbills; hoopoes; motmots; bee eaters; todies
genus Phoeniculus, Phoeniculus - type and only genus of the family Phoeniculidae
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Phoeniculidae Phoeniculus purpureus Green woodhoopoe 31.
The fourth and last family is the Upupidae or hoopoes, distantly related to the Phoeniculidae, or wood-hoopoes, of tropical Africa and the Bucerotidae, or hornbills, of tropical Africa and Asia.