ANIMAL: Green Wood-Hoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus Type of Animal: Wood-Hoopoe Habitat: Savanna, woodland, forest, suburban gardens, palm groves, acacia thornveld, forest edge, thickets, valley bushveld Location(s): Most of sub-Saharan Africa except true desert Appearance: Metallic dark-green w/ purple back & long, purple tail. Adults have thin curvy red bill. Young have black bill. Male has longer bill than female. Food/Diet: Caterpillars, spiders, spider eggs, beetles, moths, termites, centipedes, millipedes, small lizards, fruit, grubs, insect larvae, ants Status in Wild: Stable Conservation: Breeding in zoos & aviculture Lifestyle: Small family flocks of monogamous pair w/ 3-4 broods of offspring. Older chicks help rear younger siblings. Additional Info: Called: Male-Cock Female-Hen Young-Chick Group-Flock Weight: Male-3.68-4.16 oz Female-2.88 oz Gestation: 18 days Height: 1.1 ft Body Length: 1.1 ft Life Span: Up to 8 years Tail Length: 1.3 ft Main predators are genets, hawks, owls, snakes, chimps, felids, canids, pigs, & crocodiles. Driver ants & monkeys prey on nestlings. Considered one of the noisiest birds in Africa. Fights between neighboring families more often involve calls/displays rather than physical contact. Female generally lays 2-4 eggs per clutch. Also called a “Red-Billed Wood-Hoopoe.” Their nests are often parasitized by Honeyguides. Wood-hoopoes also face competition for nest sites w/ honeybees, hornbills, & other wood-hoopoes. Often nest in tree hollows. They’re closely related to bee-eaters, rollers, hornbills, & kingfishers. Feed on ground, termite mounds, or on tree trunks. Fun Fact(s): They’re somewhat popular in the bird trade & tend to be very inquisitive. Incubating females often let off bad smell in order to ward off predators. This often makes the whole nest stinky.
Learn some more secrets and techniques residence safety installers wish you knew.
An experienced house locksmith knows deadbolts should have
at least a one-inch “throw.” On the “strike aspect,” there ought to be
a security plate with screws not less than three inches long that go all the way into the
door’s wooden body. Whether you’re locked out of your
home since you lost your keys or the key you might have won’t
flip, locksmiths are sometimes on call 24/7 to assist with residence
or vehicle lock-outs. You’re going to need to
call an experienced locksmith who will effectively remove your key and repair any
injury that was prompted to the door lock. Its particular function was that not solely did it have
two sets of lever tumblers, the first engaged on the second, however it additionally incorporated a plate that revolved with the important thing and prevented the inspection of the inside,
an important step in thwarting the lock picker.