Violet Woodhoopoe, Phoeniculus damarensis

Recording AV#12137. Namibia: Waterberg Plateau (-20.48, 17.28)
recorded by Pamela C. Rasmussen

Recording Characterization

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Graphic Sound Analysis
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Sonogram of recording #AV 12137
AVoCet catalog #AV12137
Audio duration (s)8.9
ID confidence and determination100%
seen well; large and large-tailed, mostly purple-glossed, but one shows green gloss on crown and face; possibly evidence of hybridization
Sound types presentcalls
Grade of best portiongood
Playback usedno

Individual Characterization

Determined by: plumage
Behaviormoving through mid-storey
Group size2 or more


Recording dateDecember 25, 2010
Time recorded (24h)16:48h
LocationNamibia: Waterberg Plateau (-20.48, 17.28)
Coordinates determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Elevation (m)1500
Determined by: estimate from Google Earth
Habitatopen wooded valley

Additional Information

Recordist namePamela C. Rasmussen
Copyright/permissionscopyright by recordist, freely available for non-commercial use with attribution
Recording EquipmentNagra Ares BB+, Sennheiser ME-66/K6