Woodhoopoes (Phoeniculidae)

White-headed Woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus bollei) - HBW 6, p. 429

French: Irrisor à tête blanche German: Weißmaskenhopf Spanish: Abubilla-arbórea Cabeciblanca
Other common names: Buff-headed Woodhoopoe

Taxonomy: Irrisor Bollei Hartlaub, 1858, Ashanti, Ghana.
Relationships uncertain; possibly closest to P. castaneiceps. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • bollei (Hartlaub, 1858) - Liberia to S Cameroon and Central African Republic.
  • okuensis Serle, 1949 - W Cameroon (Mt Kilum).
  • jacksoni (Sharpe, 1890) - S Sudan, and E Zaire to Kenya.

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