Meaning of wood-hoopoe in English:



  • A long-tailed African bird with a long slender downcurved bill and blackish plumage with a blue or green gloss.

    Genus Phoeniculus, family Phoeniculidae: several species

    • ‘Additional Old World families of this large order include bee-eaters, ground-rollers, hoopoes, wood-hoopoes, and hornbills.’
    • ‘At first dawn, the grounds of our lodge come alive with the new sounds of cuckoos, wood-hoopoes, babblers, robin-chats, sunbirds, and many more.’
    • ‘Most welcome in recent times around our house has been the friendly cackle of a family of green wood-hoopoes (formerly red-billed wood-hoopoe).’