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Copyright: Nelson Viegas (njmv79) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 55 W: 14 N: 91] (692)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s Digital SLR Camera, Nikon 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G AF Zoom Lens
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-14 0:15
Viewed: 5800
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture was taken at Kwanza River in Kissama, Bengo's province.
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To cuckooroller: Thank you!njmv79 2 08-14 09:19
To ralfsworld: Thank you!!njmv79 1 08-14 09:18
To cuckooroller: Thanks manralfsworld 1 08-14 05:06
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Hi Nelson
This two guys belongs hornbill family. Can be jackson's hornbill or Red-billed Hornbill. Quality of your photo is not so good and it is not so easy to see details to be 100% sure with ID. I think you need minimum 200mm lens for birds photography with IS (Canon) or VR (Nikon) version if you don't use tripod.
Regards / Ralf

Hi Nelson,
These would appear to be male birds of the putative Angolan race "elegans" of Tockus leucomelas (Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill), and this in spite of the northern location of this shot. Normally ranging in Angola in the Southwest.

The presence of the accentuated blade of the casque eliminates all possible forms of erythrorhynchus. Race jacksoni, of Tockus deckeni (as well as the nominate deckeni) range only in East Africa.

Feel so very happy that you are back with your images which I've always enjoyed.
First because they are yours.
Second they are from Africa.
They are with natural colours without "gimmicks".
Raw and GREAT.!!!
Best regards from your family in Canada,

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