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Green Wood Hoopoe feeding chick Spent quite a lot of time watching a family of Green Wood Hoopoes caring for their young.  Aves,Chick,Fall,Feeding,Geotagged,Green Wood Hoopoe,Hoopoe,Phoeniculus purpureus,Zambia,Zimbabwe,bird,young Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Green Wood Hoopoe feeding chick

Spent quite a lot of time watching a family of Green Wood Hoopoes caring for their young.

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The Green Wood Hoopoe is a large, up to 44 cm long, near-passerine tropical bird native to Africa. It is a member of the family Phoeniculidae, the wood hoopoes, and was formerly known as the Red-billed Wood Hoopoe.

The Green Wood Hoopoe is a common resident breeder in the forests, woodlands and suburban gardens of most of sub-Saharan Africa. They are found in groups of up to a dozen or so birds with only one breeding pair. The breeding female lays two to four blue eggs in a natural.. more

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Uploaded May 24, 2015. Captured Apr 9, 2014 13:42 in A33, Botswana.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO640
  • 400mm