GREEN WOOD-HOOPOE

Also known as  Red-billed Wood Hoopoe

(Phoeniculus purpureus)

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Roberts VI / VII 452 /81
Clements 2000 97.0010
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
92-1

 

A medium bird (30 to 36 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. It is a common resident found in the northern and eastern areas of southern Africa. It inhabits acacia thornveld and is found in gregarious noisy groups. It lives off insects, millipedes and lizards

 

List of Stamps showing Green Wood-Hoopoe

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Botswana 0413 0200 1978 3t
Gambia 1121 1127 1991 D1
Liberia     2000 $100
Rhodesia 0542 0193 1977 24c
Rwanda 0245 0255 1967 18f
Sierra Leone 1476 1456 1990 Le6