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wood hoopoe

any of several tropical, African birds of the family Phoeniculidae, having metallic, blackish plumage and slender, curved bills. Unabridged
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wood hoopoe

any of 6 species of tropical African birds of the family Phoeniculidae (order Coraciiformes). Sometimes they are placed in the hoopoe family, Upupidae.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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