Getting Low

byronbackyard

Byron Bay, Australia

  • Available
    Products
    12
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 18

Cases & Skins

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

Hornbills are large, black or brown, and white, mainly arboreal birds, with long, heavy bills. Many species have large protuberant casques on top of the bill which may be gaudily coloured. Hornbills are found throughout Africa and tropical Asia, and throughout Indonesia to New Guinea. They eat fruit and insects and have harsh, penetrating calls.
The nesting habits of the family are interesting. The incubating females are usually sealed into tree hole nests with mud, leaving only a small aperture through which food can be passed by the male. When the young are hatched the female breaks out but reseals the nest entrance again until the young are ready to leave. Ten species of hornbill occur in Sumatra, eight in Borneo, but only three are found in Java.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Featured In: The Wonder of Wings

Artwork Comments

  • Angie66
  • byronbackyard
  • supergold
  • byronbackyard
  • AnnDixon
  • byronbackyard
  • Ray Clarke
  • Rhinovangogh
  • byronbackyard
  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
  • Kornrawiee
  • byronbackyard
  • Karen Checca
  • byronbackyard
  • deanc
  • byronbackyard
  • dgscotland
  • byronbackyard
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.