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African Red-billed Hornbill


African Red-billed Hornbill
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Copyright: Sarah Schelstraete (Ssarah) (79)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF Zoom-Nikkor
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-02 11:03
Viewed: 6835
Points: 6
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  • Anton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
  • [2006-07-02 13:14]

Sarah,
I see that you did not include a note to this beautiful photograph. Allow me to provide you with the following information on this bird.

The African Red-billed Hornbill is the only small hornbill with an all-red bill. It nests in natural holes inside trees often with small entrances of only 3-4cm in diameter. They are ussually territorial and stay in pairs or small family groups, but may gather in flocks in the dry season. They spend much time running about on the ground, regularly sunbathes or dustbathes. Their habitat is open, wooded savanna with sparse ground cover, especially areas heavily trampled by game or livestock.

Kind regards
Anton

Nice picture, good light!
Interesting subject.

Andrea

Hi Sarah

You have done a great job here. Image has very good depth of colour. Nicely composed. Well done. :-)

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-07-03 17:05]

Bonjour Sarah!

Félicitations pour cette belle composition. La pose de l'Oiseau est superbe et la netteté est bonne.
Merci.
joseph

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