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Green Wood Hoopoe

Phoeniculus purpureus

Description:

"A metallic dark green, with a purple back and very long diamond-shaped purple tail. Distinctive white markings on the wings and white chevrons on the tail edges make it easily identifiable, as does its long thin curved red bill. Sexes are similar, but immatures have a black bill. It's large, up to 44 cm long, near-passerine tropical bird." - Wikipedia

Habitat:

San Diego Zoo Safari Park. "The Green Wood Hoopoe is a common resident breeder in the forests, woodlands and suburban gardens of most of sub-Saharan Africa." - Wikipedia

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San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 3, 2012
Submitted on Apr 5, 2012

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