<< Previous Next >>

Yellow - Billed Hornbill


Yellow - Billed Hornbill
Photo Information
Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1488 W: 24 N: 2195] (14276)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes, Birds Of South Africa - Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2019-09-05 11:51
Viewed: 93
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Yellow - Billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas)

The Yellow-billed Hornbill is a common resident in South Africa. They are commonly seen in scrub and dry woodland areas, particularly in the Kruger National Park.

The Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill has been made famous by the movie The Lion King, where it is used as a character named Zazu.
The Yellow-billed Hornbill is a medium sized bird, with length between 48 to 60 cm, characterized by a long yellow beak with a casque (only in males).

They have been given the moniker "flying bananas" because of the large yellow bill that resembles a banana.
The skin around the eyes and in the malar stripe is vivid red-coloured. White belly, grey neck, and black back with abundant white spots and stripes.

pierrefonds, marius-secan, marine-coeur has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
Discussions
None
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Srikumar,

The beak of the bird is an eye-catcher. The point of view is shwoing the details of the Yellow-Billed Hornbill. The light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.

Pierre

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6450 W: 89 N: 15596] (65250)
  • [2019-09-05 13:22]

Hi Srikumar,Kruger is a wonderful mine for the photographers,and today you show us another beautiful species,not an easy location but you caught the best as usual,impressive sharpness and exposure for a great shot..as usual! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Srikumar,
Very nice capture of a interesting and colorful bird.
Excellent colors and high quality details.
Marius.

Some more artistic photo received... looks like middle age century art by great BG well done SRIKUMAR BALIAL

  • Great 
  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 152 W: 0 N: 436] (8537)
  • [2019-09-08 2:38]

beautiful..

Calibration Check
















0123456789ABCDEF