wood hoopoe


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Related to wood hoopoe: Upupiformes
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Noun1.Wood hoopoe - tropical African bird having metallic blackish plumage but no crestwood hoopoe - tropical African bird having metallic blackish plumage but no crest
coraciiform bird - chiefly short-legged arboreal nonpasserine birds that nest in holes
genus Phoeniculus, Phoeniculus - type and only genus of the family Phoeniculidae
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Cosmopsarus regius; n = 5), green-naped pheasant pigeon (Otidiphaps nobilis', n = 3), green wood hoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus; n = 3), hooded merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus; n = 2), Inca tern (Larosterna inca, n = 1), Jambu fruit dove (Pdlinopus jambu; n = 2), laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae; n = 2), lesser green broadbill (Calyptomena viridis; n = 2), masked lapwing (Vanellus miles; n = 2), Micronesian kingfisher (Todiramphus cinnamomina; n = 2), Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica; n = 8), Papuan (Blyth's) hornbill (Rhyticeros plicatus; n = 3), red-billed leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea; n = 2), scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber; n = 4), snowy egret (Egretta thula; n = 1), sunbittern (Eurypyga helias; n = 3), and white-headed buffalo weaver (Dinemellia dinemelli; n = 2).
The study was conducted on green wood hoopoes, which live in family groups of up to 12 in the forests of South Africa.