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The Black-billed Woodhoopoes (Phoeniculus somaliensis) – also known as Grant’s Wood Hoopoes – are African endemics. They specifically occur in the following countries:

Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania.


Subspecies and Ranges

  • Phoeniculus somaliensis somaliensis (Ogilvie-Grant, 1901) – Nominate Form
    • Occurs in southeastern Ethiopia, western Somalia and northeasterh Kenya.
  • Phoeniculus somaliensis abyssinicus (Neumann, 1903)
    • Found in northern Ethiopia and Eritrea.
  • Phoeniculus somaliensis neglectus (Neumann, 1905)
    • Range: Central Ethiopia


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