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Oriental Pied-hornbill

Oriental Pied-hornbill
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Copyright: Srinivasa Prasath (lsprasath) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 37 W: 3 N: 39] (219)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-10 5:07
Viewed: 3369
Points: 4
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Oriental Pied-hornbill

The Oriental Pied-hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family.

Small (75 cm), black and white hornbill with a large yellow-white casque. Plumage black except for a white patch under the eye, white lower belly, thighs, and undertail coverts, white tips to flight feathers and white outer tail feathers.
Iris-dark brown; naked skin around eye and gular skin-white; bill and casque yellow-white with black spots on base of lower mandible and front of casque; feet-black.

Distribution and status:
A conspicuous bird of lowland primary and secondary forests.

Prefers more open habitat such as forest edge, clearings and secondary forest than other hornbills. Found in pairs or noisy parties, flapping or gliding from tree to tree. Eats insects more than fruit.

Location: Hyderabad

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-12 1:19]

Hi Srini,
your shot on this bord is lovely. The yellow bill is well seen and its head is clear. The blurry hind gives a good effect to the capture.


Hello Srini,

Nice capture of the bird with its eye and beak clearly seen. The eye is important for a bird capture and you got it.

Thanks for sharing!
Keep Shooting.


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