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Silvery-cheeked Hornbill

Bycanistes brevis


Silvery-cheeked Hornbills are mostly black except for a wide white stripe on the lower back. They also have a silvery-grey colored head and a large, hollow, hornlike beak, both of which lend the birds their name.


Silvery-cheeked Hornbills are residents of the tall evergreen forests of East Africa from Ethiopia to South Africa.

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ceherzog 8 years ago

wow! This is great!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Fantastic shot! The bird is almost prehistoric! Thanks for sharing some spectacular spottings.

NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago


Amhara, Ethiopia

Spotted on Feb 19, 2010
Submitted on Jan 13, 2013

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