Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Woodhoopoes :: Black Scimitar-bill

Black Scimitar-bill Rhinopomastus aterrimus

Described by: Stephens (1826)
Alternate common name(s): Black Scimitarbill, Black Wood Hoopoe, Black Woodhoopoe, Scimitar-billed Wood Hoopoe, Scimitar-billed Woodhoopoe, Lesser Wood Hoopoe, Lesser Woodhoopoe
Old scientific name(s): Phoeniculus aterrimus, Scoptelus aterrimus


Ethiopia - Feb, 2008 © Nancy Bell 
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N. sub-Saharan Africa. Sw. tropical Africa;
Two populations;
(1) Sw. Mauritana, Senegambia, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, s. Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon and the Central African Republic to n. Zaire.
(2) S. Sudan to w. and c. Ethiopia, ne. Zaire and n. Uganda.
(3) N. Ethiopia and Eritrea.
(4) Sc. and sw. Zaire, Zambia and n. Angola.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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