Grumpy old man
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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!
Really like this picture. So much detail. Great job.