Taxon profile


Green Woodhoopoe
Phoeniculus purpureus (J. F. Miller, 1784)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Bucerotiformes »  family Phoeniculidae - wood hoopoes »  genus Phoeniculus

Other names

= Green Wood Hoopoe
= Red-billed Wood Hoopoe

Least Concern


Included taxa

Number of records: 6

subspecies Phoeniculus purpureus angolensis (Reichenow, 1902)
subspecies Phoeniculus purpureus guineensis (Reichenow, 1902)
subspecies Phoeniculus purpureus marwitzi (Reichenow, 1906)

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subspecies Phoeniculus purpureus niloticus (Neumann, 1903)
subspecies Phoeniculus purpureus purpureus (J. F. Miller, 1784)

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subspecies Phoeniculus purpureus senegalensis (Vieillot, 1822)

Links and literature

EN Bird Life 3 [22682667]

Bird Life [] [as Phoeniculus purpureus (Miller, 1784)]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2018
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [22682667]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Phoeniculus purpureus (Miller, 1784)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [55874]

del Hoyo J., Elliott A., Sargatal J., Christie D.A. & de Juana E. (eds.).: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [], Lynx Edicions, Barcelona [as Phoeniculus purpureus J. F. Miller, 1784]
Data retrieved on: 27 November 2018
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Phoeniculus purpureus (Miller, JF, 1784)]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
DE Zootier-Lexikon [411:baumhopfe]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 2 December 2018
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Phoeniculus purpureus (Miller, 1784)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Phoeniculus purpureus]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013

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