Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Phoeniculus
Family: Phoeniculidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
purpureus
NOTES

A noisy restless bird which clambers around in trees in small groups. Roosts and nests in holes in trees. Eat insects and millipedes. Birds held in the hand have a foul smell. Grows to 35 cm and weighs 67 g.


AUTHORITY
(Miller,1784)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The adult birds have a bright red beak and white spots in the tail. Juvenile birds have black beaks. The legs are red
Colour: Black
Common Name
Green wood hoepoe
Reb billed hoepoe
Rooibekkalelaar
Hoepoe
Habitat
NOTES: An essentially arboreal species
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Promerops purpureus



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