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Grumpy old man

Grumpy old man
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Copyright: Willem Botha (whjb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus E-300, Sigma 55-200mm 1:4-5.6 DC, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/8, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-30 13:47
Viewed: 5707
Points: 4
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Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri)

I took this picture between Satara and Olifants camps in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. It was taken at 14:20.

The Ground Hornbill is a turkey-sized black bird with red face and throat. The female has a blue throat patch. They prefer open grassy areas in thornveld and broad-leafed woodland.

We saw several foraging in areas were the grass was burned.

Woman will envy their eyelashes.

P.S. My first post, hope this info is adequate.

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welcome to treknature Willem!
You started with a bird which I like so much.
Yes! their eye lashes must be the envy of many ladies out there. I managed to get a decent shot of these beauties ony recently. very good close up here, showing details of that menacing beak. TFS!

Hi Willem
Really like this picture. So much detail. Great job.

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