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also wood-hoo·poe  (wo͝od′ho͞o′po͞o, -pō)
Any of several African birds of the family Phoeniculidae, having a down-curved bill, metallic plumage, and a long graduated tail.
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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.