Green Wood Hoopoe…

Or ihlekabafazi. Which means “women laughing!” And they do make a racket, digging about in the tree.P1160177

Ive always thought it strange that its called a GREEN wood hoopoe, when its clearly blue!  I much prefer the “red billed wood hoopoe” name, although I always think of them as ihlekabafazi.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_wood_hoopoe

Below is a short video clip of one of them foraging in the palm tree outside our kitchen window:

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