Silvery-cheeked Hornbill by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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The Silvery-cheeked Hornbill (Bycanistes brevis) is a large bird at 75 to 80 centimetres (30 to 31 in) in length with a very large creamy casque on the beak. The female has a smaller casque and reddish skin around the eyes. The head is silver-grey and the rest of the plumage is iridescent black, except for the white rump, lower back, thighs, vent and tip of the outer tail-feathers. Silvery-cheeked Hornbills are residents of the tall evergreen forests of East Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa. This hornbill feeds on fruits, insects, small birds, rodents, small reptiles and centipedes.
Silvery-cheeked Hornbill (Bycanistes brevis), Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 70-300 mm at 300 mm, 1/250 sec at f/ 8, ISO 400
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography, 2006-2012. All Rights Reserved.

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 3 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Thanks a lot Ann!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 3 years ago

    Amazing, never saw a bird like this before!

  • Thank you very much Elizabeth!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you David!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    31 January 2012 – 2 images per day

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoabout 3 years ago

    Ah-ha, this one was hiding from you!! Finally an animal that doesn’t just come to you and poses shamelessness!! lol Well done with the photo!

  • Ha ha ha you are right my friend, thanks a lot!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantabout 3 years ago

    This is a beautiful capture of this strange Bird, it’s a first for me and also a favorite

  • Thank you very much Malcom, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 3 years ago

    VERY LOVELY """"

  • Thanks a lot Guendalyn!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Please view and congratulate fellow members here
    This work now qualifies for our monthly avatar and voucher challenge here

  • Many thanks for the feature Maggie, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations , you are a TOP TENNER in the February Avatar Voucher Challenge in the Breathtaking Animals and Plants group! Please visit and Congratulate fellow memebers and Well done!

  • Thank you Maggie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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