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Phoeniculidae

Common scimitarbill

Rhinopomastus cyanomelas (Photo from Animals Globe) Common name:common scimitarbill (en); bico-de-cimitarra (pt); irrisor namaquois (fr); abubilla-arbórea cimitarra (es); sichelhopf (de)Taxonomy:Order CoraciiformesFamily PhoeniculidaeRange:This species is found from south-western Somalia, southern Kenya and southern Uganda, through Tanzania, southern D.R. Congo and Zambia, and into southern Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe and northern South Africa.Size:These birds are 26-30 […]

Green woodhoopoe

Phoeniculus purpureus (Photo from Internet Bird Collection) Common name: green woodhoopoe (en); zombeteiro-de-bico-vermelho (pt); irrisor moqueu (fr); abubilla-arbórea verde (es); baumhopf (de) Taxonomy: Order Coraciiformes Family Phoeniculidae Range: This species is found throughout most of sub-Saharan Africa, with the exception of the lowland forest of the D.R. Congo and West Africa. Size: The green woodhoopoe […]