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Upupiformes

Upupiformes have two families (Upupidae, Phoeniculidae); three Genera (Upupa, Phoeniculus, Rhinopomastus) and nine species. Upupidae, earlier placed under Coraciiformes, has one Genus (Upupa) and one species, Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops). One more species, Giant Hoopoe (Upupa anaios) has long been extinct. Phoeniculidae has two Genera (Phoeniculus, Rhinopomastus) and eight species.
 

Family: Upupidae

Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) - widespread resident & winter

 

Family: Phoeniculidae

Forest Woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus castaneiceps)
White-headed Woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus bollei)
Green Woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus)
Black-billed Woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus somaliensis)
Violet Woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus damarensis)
Black Scimitarbill (Rhinopomastus aterrimus)
Common Scimitarbill (Rhinopomastus cyanomelas)
Abyssinian Scimitarbill (Rhinopomastus minor)


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