Violet Wood-hoopoe

Phoeniculus purpureus

With mixed green and violet woodhoopoe bird parties in Namibia, I had to wait for the light to shine on the back of this bird (and reveal its purple gloss) before I could confirm the sighting.

Fortunately I was able to see this species on a number of occasions while travelling through Namibia in July 2012; first in Kunene with Pete Morgan and then outside our chalets in Halali camp, Etosha.


Violet Wood-hoopoe / Juvenile / Halali Camp, Etosha, Northern Namibia / 19 July 2012 Violet Wood-hoopoe / Halali Camp, Etosha, Northern Namibia / 19 July 2012 Violet Wood-hoopoe / Juvenile / Halali Camp, Etosha, Northern Namibia / 19 July 2012 Violet Wood-hoopoe / Juvenile / Halali Camp, Etosha, Northern Namibia / 19 July 2012 Violet Wood-hoopoe / Juvenile / Halali Camp, Etosha, Northern Namibia / 19 July 2012 Violet Wood-hoopoe / Juvenile / Halali Camp, Etosha, Northern Namibia / 19 July 2012 Violet Wood-hoopoe / Juvenile / Halali Camp, Etosha, Northern Namibia / 19 July 2012 Violet Wood-hoopoe / Juvenile / Halali Camp, Etosha, Northern Namibia / 19 July 2012 Violet Wood-hoopoe / Juvenile / Halali Camp, Etosha, Northern Namibia / 19 July 2012 Violet Wood-hoopoe / Juvenile / Halali Camp, Etosha, Northern Namibia / 19 July 2012
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