Malabar Grey Hornbill
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|The Malabar Grey Hornbill is a large bird, at 45cm in length with a 23 cm tail and pale or yellowish to orange bill. Males have a reddish bill with a yellow tip while the females have a plain yellow bill with black at the base of the lower mandible and a black stripe along the culmen. They show a broad whitish superciliary band above the eye running down to the neck. They fly with a strong flap and glide flight and hop around heavily on the outer branches of large fruiting trees. They has brown-grey wings, a white carpal patch and black primary flight feathers tipped with white.|
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these birds are my favorites - never saw this species - must be impressive.
Nice shot. The white background seems a bit strange, as if you had cleaned it on your computer?