Green Woodhoopoe
Green Woodhoopoe
Flights of Fancy
ABout Green Woodhoopoe

THESE COLORFUL BIRDS ARE KNOWN FOR DEEP GREEN, BLUE, AND PURPLE FEATHERS, MAGNIFICENT BRIGHT RED BEAK, AND LOUD, CHATTERING CALL – KUK-UK-UK-UK-UK!

Found exclusively in the bush and woodlands of Africa, these birds are often found hanging upside down in trees, using their long, curved beaks to hunt out insects in crevices. They have bright white spots down each side of their long diamond-shaped tail. Green woodhoopoes live in groups of 4-8 at a time, rotating breeding pairs while the rest of the “family” helps care for fledglings.

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Facts & Statistics
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Average Size
2-3 oz., 13-16 in
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Native Region
Sub-Saharan Africa, excluding the Congo region
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Eating Habits
Insects, fruits, and seeds
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Conservation Status
Least Concern
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