Phoeniculidae

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Phoeniculidae

[‚fēn·ə′kyü·lə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The African wood hoopoes, a family of birds in the order Coraciiformes.
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Mass BMR Species (g) (mL [O.sub.2][cdotp] [g.sup-1][cdotp][h.sup.-1]) Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus 79.7 1.53 purpureus Hoopoe Upupa epops 67.0 1.48 European Bee-eater Merops 57.5 1.33 apiaster Blue-throated Bee-eater Merops 33.8 1.57 viridis River Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 34.3 1.98 Puerto Rican Tody Todus mexi- 6.3 [ss] 3.24 canus Percent [T.sub.b] [++] Species predicted [+] ([degrees]C) Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus 125 39.6 purpureus [cdotp] Hoopoe Upupa epops 113 European Bee-eater Merops 98 40.6 apiaster Blue-throated Bee-eater Merops 100 [cdotp] viridis River Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 126 [cdotp] Puerto Rican Tody Todus mexi- 133 36.7 canus Species Reference Green Woodhoopoe Phoeniculus Williams et al.
Communal cavity roosting in Green Woodhoopoes: consequences for energy expenditure and the seasonal pattern of mortality.
Green Woodhoopoes (Phoeniculus purpurcus) and obligate cavity roosting provide a test of the thermoregulatory insufficiency hypothesis.