Green Woodhoopoe

[Phoeniculus purpureus]

Tjtkqoonjlfu4rm0jady The Green Woodhoopoe is a foot long, slender bird distinguished by its long red bill, its red legs, and its long gradiated tail. It is a blackish bird highlighted by the green iridescent plumage on body, but violet on wings and tail. At end of tail are white wingbars and spots.

Location: African Elephant Crossing

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Range
The Green Woodhoopoe is widespread in southern Africa below 15 degrees North except in arid and southwestern portions.
Habitat
The Green Woodhoopoe inhabits Forest and wooded savanna.
Gestation
Breeding season for the Green Woodhoopoe is August to October in tree holes in 18 days.
Litter
3-5 chicks
Behavior
Green Woodhoopoes live in pairs or forage in trees as is or in small groups. When foraging, they have a loud cackling cry that ends in crescendo. Their home is a tree hold. Act like tits and woodpeckers in tree foraging.
Reproduction
Incubation is done by the female and fed by her mate. Green Woodhoopoe chicks are fed by the pair and fledge at about 30 days.
Wild Diet
Larvae and crustaceans found in trees
Zoo Diet

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