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Yellow Billed Hornbill


Yellow Billed Hornbill
Photo Information
Copyright: Karl Daniels (webphoto) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 7 N: 56] (359)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL XSi 450D, Sigma 70-200 HSM II +Sigma 2.0x Extender, Kenko Pro1D UV 77mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-28 23:04
Viewed: 3914
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Tockus leucomelas, is an African Hornbill. It is a medium sized bird, with length between 48 to 60 cm, characterized by a long yellow beak with a casque (only in males). The skin around the eyes and in the malar stripe is vivid red-coloured.

They present white belly, grey neck, and black back with abundant white spots and stripes. They feed mainly on the ground surface, where they forage for seeds, small insects, spiders and scorpions. Termites and ants are a preferred food source in the dry season.

Females lay 3 to 4 white eggs in their nest cavities and incubate them for about 25 days. Juveniles take about 45 days to mature. This hornbill is a common, widespread resident of the dry thorn fields and broad-leafed woodlands of inland southern to northeastern Africa. Frequently they can be sighted along roads.


Taken In The Kruger National Park

f6.3
1/500
ISO 400

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-11-29 2:43]

Hi Karl
very nice colors and composition
well done.

Hallo Karl
This is a great photo with details clearly visible and well displayed. Image presented in a most pleasant manner. This is a very nice shot of a beautiful bird that we often see but one of those that one never seems to get bored off. The colours and patterns on the plumage are really special. Thanks for this contribution.
Kind regards
Anna

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