Von der Decken's Hornbill

LudaNayvelt

Brookline, United States

Artist's Description

Von der Decken’s Hornbill (Tockus deckeni) is a hornbill. Hornbills are a family of tropical near-passerine birds found in East Africa, especially to the east of the Rift Valley, from Ethiopia south to Tanzania. It is mainly found in thorn scrub and similar arid habitats. It often includes Jackson’s Hornbill as a subspecies. It was named after the German explorer Baron Karl Klaus von der Decken (1833-1865).
This species is a small hornbill which has mainly whitish underparts and head and blackish upperparts. It has a long tail and a long curved bill which lacks a casque. It is similar to the Red-billed Hornbill except for the bill colour, and the lack of spotting on the wing coverts in both male and female.

The species shows sexual dimorphism; the female has a black bill, whereas the male has a red bill with a cream tip and a black cutting edge.

Nikon D5000, tamron 18-250mm

10 Aug 2011
WON the 'WACKY BEAKS' challenge of group '♥ Artists Universe…'
Von der Decken’s Hornbill was WINNER of the challenge WACKY BEAKS in the group ♥ Artists Universe…

26 Jun 2011
4 in 'NEW CHALLENGE "Animals' profiles"' challenge of group 'Top Shelf Wildlife …' Von der Decken’s Hornbill finished in position 4 of Top Ten in "NEW CHALLENGE “Animals’ profiles”":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/silhouettes/cha... of Top Shelf Wildlife …

22 Jun 2011
5 in 'Feed me ' challenge of group 'Amazing Wildlife' Von der Decken’s Hornbill finished in position 5 of Top Ten in "Feed me ":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/amazing-wildlif... of Amazing Wildlife

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