Forest wood hoopoe

The forest wood hoopoe (Phoeniculus castaneiceps) is a species of bird in the family Phoeniculidae. It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda.

Forest wood hoopoe
Forest wood hoopoe (bottom), illustration by Keulemans, 1892
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Bucerotiformes
Family: Phoeniculidae
Genus: Phoeniculus
P. castaneiceps
Binomial name
Phoeniculus castaneiceps
(Sharpe, 1871)
  • Scoptelus castaneiceps


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Phoeniculus castaneiceps". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.