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Redbilled Woodhoopoe Alternate name
Phoeniculus purpureus Scientific name 
Upupiformes Order
Phoeniculidae Family   
37cm  Length
Forest, savanna & shrubland, up to 2,000 m in: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, C?/font>te d'Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar & Zimbabwe Habitat-Altitude-Range
2-4 olive green-blue eggs. Clutch  
Maily ground dwelling insects. Food   Diet
Found in groups up to 12 birds with one nesting pair that are assisted by the group.      Habits
983 World Number
Least Concern Status

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