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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

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Fant√°stico!!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Fantastic!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

A kind of ugly but stunning bird!

AngelChandler
AngelChandler 9 years ago

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

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 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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