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Black-billed Wood-hoopoe with mostly red bill

Black-billed Wood-hoopoe with mostly red bill - Adult

» Jemma Valley
Country image taken
» Ethiopia
» September, 2013
» Canon 1D mk IV + 300/2,8 with 1,4 TC
Bird Species
»Phoeniculus somaliensis - Black-billed Wood Hoopoe
Bird Species (French)
»Irrisor à bec noir
Bird Status
» Least Concern
» Black-billed Wood-hoopoe sometimes show red base of bill and sometimes, like this bird, mostly red bill. Especially ssp abyssinicus is known for this, but this picture is taken well within the range of ssp neglectus. However the distribution of these races in Ethiopia is uncertain, so I don't know for sure if this bird is ssp abyssinicus or neglectus.

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