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Wreathed Hornbill (Male)

Wreathed Hornbill (Male)
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-12 2:36
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Points: 14
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Wreathed Hornbill
(Rhyticeros undulatus) 花冠皱盔犀鸟
Size: 100 cm

All-black wings contrasting with wholly white tail together with black bar on gular pouch diagnostic. Casque small with ridges. Bill whitish with corrugation on basal sides of maxilla and mandible. Orbital skin red. Male: Crown and drooping crest brownish; gular pouch yellow; neck white. Female: Head black, gular pouch pale blue. In flight the underwings and belly are all-black; together with the white tail, this is distinctive.

A short, harsh kwk-kwehk.

Found in lowland and lower montane rainforest, also roams into secondary forest and across forest edges in search of fruiting trees. Usualy flies in compact flocks of five to eight. Often gathers at fruiting trees together with other species. In flight the wing-beats are continuous, producing a distinct loud and sharp swishing sound. Glides less than other hornbills.

North-east India and Myamar through Sout-East Asia to the Greater Sundas and Bali.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-04-12 3:37]

Amazing bird! Beautiful capture! Ishi

Amazing bird, he has a very interesting anatomy.

you know Ang, 10 months back i was just dying to 'see' a Hornbill. in my October trip, i had seen a glimpse of it in Gorumara forest!
since then, i was dying to take a 'decent' photograph of a Hornbill. exactly, 10 days back i saw a big Horbill flying parallel to my car, in Buxa forest [on my way to 28-miles Busty]... so close that i could touch it if i wished... but not managed to take a decent shot yet...
and here you go! as if he had posed for you :-O
never mind, i am not that mean that i won't appreciate for your this beautiful, sharp and prominent shot.
good composition and good clarity. well captured mood too.
well done, Ang :)
and thanks for sharing. i just love Hornbills!

Hi Yong,
great capture with fantastic clarity and colour.
well done my friend.

Hi Ang,

Another cracker form your arsenal. A lovely bird captured to perfection - framed appropriately.


Hello Ang
Amazing bird and wonderful capture.Beautiful pose and vertical composition,beautiful natural colors and fine details.
Thank You,
Best regards

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-04-12 12:55]

Wow Ang
That one looks huge
Great presentation under difficult angle

what a strange looking bird..LOVE THIS SHOT! wow

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