Resources

Books

Law-Brown, Janette. Chemical Defense in the Red-billed

Woodhoopoe Phoneiculus purpureus. Unpublished M.Sc. thesis. Cape Town: University of Cape Town, 2001.

Ligon, J.D. "Family Phoeniculidae (Woodhoopoes)." In Handbook of Birds of the World. Vol. 6, Mousebirds to Hornbills, edited by J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, and J. Sargatal. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions, 2001.

Sibley, C.G., and J.E. Ahlquist. Phylogeny and Classification of Birds: A Study in Molecular Evolution. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1990.

Stuart, Chris, and Tilde Stuart. "Wood-hoopoes." In Birds of Africa: From Seabirds to Seed-eaters. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999.

Periodicals

Burton, P.K.J. "Anatomy and Evolution of the Feeding Apparatus in the Avian Order Coraciiformes and Piciformes." Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) 47, no. 6 (1984): 1-113.

Johansson, U.S., T.J. Parsons, M. Irestedt, and P.G.P. Ericson. "Clades Within the 'Higher Land Birds,' Evaluated by Nuclear DNA Sequences." Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 39 (2001): 37-51.

Ligon, J.D., C. Carey, and S.H. Ligon. "Cavity Roosting, Philopatry, and Cooperative Breeding in the Green Woodhoopoe May Reflect a Physiological Trait." Auk 105 (1988): 123-7.

Plessis, M.A. du, and J.B. Williams. "Communal Cavity Roosting in Green Woodhoopoes: Consequences for Energy Expenditure and the Seasonal Pattern of Mortality." Auk 111 (1994): 292-9.

Steyn, P. "The Breeding Biology of the Scimitarbilled Woodhoopoe." Ostrich 70, no. 3&4 (1999): 173-8.

Wanless, Ross. "Red-billed Woodhoopoes Go on the

Defensive. Preening Power." Africa Birds & Birding 6, no. 1 (2001): 55-59.

Organizations

Woodhoopoe Research Project, FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town. P.O. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape 7700 South Africa. Phone: +27 (0)21 650-3290. Fax: +27-21-650-3295. E-mail: [email protected] Web site: <http://www.fitztitute .uct.ac.za>

Other

Coraciiformes Taxon Advisory Group. <http://www .coraciiformestag.com>.

Alan C. Kemp, PhD

Class Aves Order Coraciiformes Suborder Bucerotes Family Hornbills (Bucerotidae)

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Medium to large-sized, stocky, highly vocal birds with long, slightly decurved bills topped by casques of various shapes, sizes, and colors

Size

Number of genera, species

14 genera; 54 species

Habitat

Forest, woodlands, and savanna Conservation status

Endangered: 2 species; Critically Endangered: 2 species; Vulnerable: 5 species; Near Threatened: 12 species

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