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Malabar Grey Hornbill

Malabar Grey Hornbill
Photo Information
Copyright: Sanjoy Adak (wildsanju) (109)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 300mm f/4D IF-ED-Nikon TC14EII
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-18 7:51
Viewed: 3194
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Malabar Grey Hornbill is a large bird, at 45cm in length with a 23 cm tail and pale or yellowish to orange bill. Males have a reddish bill with a yellow tip while the females have a plain yellow bill with black at the base of the lower mandible and a black stripe along the culmen. They show a broad whitish superciliary band above the eye running down to the neck. They fly with a strong flap and glide flight and hop around heavily on the outer branches of large fruiting trees. They has brown-grey wings, a white carpal patch and black primary flight feathers tipped with white.

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Hi Sanjoy,
these birds are my favorites - never saw this species - must be impressive.
Nice shot. The white background seems a bit strange, as if you had cleaned it on your computer?

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