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Green Wood Hoopoe
32Â·5â€“40 cm (12Â¾-15Â¾ in)
Despite its name this bird frequently appears to be far more blue than green.
Phoeniculus purpureus has six subpecies:
A wide variety of habitats, including savanna and woodland.
It is an agile, arboreal bird which clings to branches, often hanging upside down while it probes crevices in the bark looking for the arthropods which make up most of its diet. The birds are communal, traveling in noisy groups and protecting their territory.
They breed co-operatively.
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