Black-billed Woodhoopoes

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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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