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Silvery-cheeked Hornbill

Bycanistes brevis

Description:

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.

Notes:

In Manyara N.P., Tanzania. Somehow it looks to me like it was born in the wrong era...

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5 Comments

rutasandinas
rutasandinas 11 years ago

Fant√°stico!!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 11 years ago

Fantastic!

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

A kind of ugly but stunning bird!

AngelChandler
AngelChandler 11 years ago

Ah yes, like evolution has been slow with this one.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Wow stoning this is a bird i have never seen wonderful Cyrill:)

Cyrill
Spotted by
Cyrill

Arusha, Tanzania

Spotted on Feb 13, 2011
Submitted on Jul 4, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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