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Bucorvus abyssinicus


Bucorvus abyssinicus
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-25 2:05
Viewed: 4548
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Abyssinian Ground-hornbill or Northern Ground-hornbill, Bucorvus abyssinicus, is one of two species of ground-hornbill.
The other is the Southern Ground-hornbill.
The Abyssinian Ground-hornbill is an African bird, found north of the equator. Groups of ground-hornbills have territories of 2-100 square miles. They are diurnal, weigh about three kilograms, and have long bare legs for walking.
In captivity, they can live 35-40 years. Diet in the wild consists of a wide variety of small vertebrates and invertebrates, including tortoises, lizards, spiders, beetles, and caterpillars; also takes carrion, some fruits, seeds, and groundnuts.


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This photo is taken in the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Cropped format.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-11-25 9:02]

Hello Ferran,
The first posting after my post of september. But now with male and female. Very nice to see them back. Beautiful colours and good sharpness. Nice POV.
Regards,
Peter

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