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Violet Wood Hoopoe pair at Etosha NP Wood Hoopoes (well all hoopoes actually) are some of my favorize birds - and the colors are amazing. This pair was in a tree at a stop half-way along the main Etosha road, and I was thrilled to be able to watch them for awhile. Etosha NP,Geotagged,Namibia,Phoeniculus damarensis,Spring,Violet wood hoopoe,namibia Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Violet Wood Hoopoe pair at Etosha NP

Wood Hoopoes (well all hoopoes actually) are some of my favorize birds - and the colors are amazing. This pair was in a tree at a stop half-way along the main Etosha road, and I was thrilled to be able to watch them for awhile.

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  1. Never heard of wood hoopoes specifically, nice find! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Well, I admit that I have a "thing" for birds with sickle-shaped bills! Posted 2 years ago
      1. You must like this species then :)
        https://www.jungledragon.com/specie/1944/photos
        Posted 2 years ago
        1. Yes, it was the species I absolutely wanted to see in Madagascar - a Vanga with a sickle-shaped bill - Barry heaven! Posted 2 years ago

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The violet wood hoopoe is a species of bird in the Phoeniculidae family. It is found in Angola, Kenya, Namibia, and Tanzania.

Similar species: Hornbills
Species identified by Barry
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By Barry

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Uploaded Jun 16, 2017. Captured Nov 27, 2012 10:04 in Unnamed Road, Namibia.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/202s
  • ISO320
  • 150.5mm