glossy black plumage; red bill, legs, and feet (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Violet Wood Hoopoe
Phoeniculus damarensis

Native Range: Africa

Notes: closely related to other Wood Hoopoe species, which collectively are distinctive birds; this species is native to Angola, Kenya, Namibia, and Tanzania.

red bill is long and decurved; white patch on the wing (Zoo; 2008-10-21)