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Yellow-billed hornbill

Tockus leucomelas


Medium sized bird, 48–60 cm


savanna, mixed bush/woodland. Kruger national park.


They feed mainly on the ground, where they forage for seeds, small insects, spiders and scorpions. Termites and ants are a preferred food source in the dry season.

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34 Comments (1–25)

Tiz 9 years ago

You are so right Suz. There are many people here that boosts eachother when they have a chance. It is a very friendly community, and a great place to develop photographing skills and knowledge.

Thank you Teresa (dinner indeed :), Adarsha, Wild things, Mr Tom adn Marirs for your fine comments :)

marirs 9 years ago

very nice!

Tom15 9 years ago

Great series and congrats on a nice SOTD!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Beautiful series!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Congratulations Tina! U amuse us through ur amazing spottings :)

TeresaBurke 9 years ago

Dinner!!! lol

suzmonk 9 years ago

Very true, Tiz ... it's important to take an interest in each other's work, say a kind word when you can, help if you're able. Like you do! If people post photos and nobody ever says anything ... well, it's just like putting them in the folders.

Tiz 9 years ago

Thank you so very much for the likes and the recent fantastic comments on this spotting. The words written here makes such a difference for the self-confidence and the passion to carry on learning about photography.

It makes me smile that all of us here actually are sharing our photos of wildlife. Imagine all those friends out there, that loves nature but just let the photos taken stay in folders on the computer. A lot of spottings of the day are just waiting to be discovered!!! :)

Schenker, Dan, Kate, Sunny, rams4d, Bhagya and Beaker... You are great!

beaker98 9 years ago

Spectacular series! What a wonderful bird. Congratulations Tiz.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

amazing spotting Tiz Congrats

rams4d 9 years ago

Nice spot

sunnyjosef 9 years ago

Lovely series Tina.. and congrats...

KateBraun 9 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 9 years ago

Congrats Tina! Great timing with it catching some food.

Schenker 9 years ago

Great shot!

Tiz 9 years ago

Thank you very much Kd and Scott. I am glad you like the photo.
Have a great weekend!

kdpicturemaker 9 years ago

Good one! Great bird and photo!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Very nice Tiz, congratulations!

Tiz 9 years ago

Thank you Malcolm and Mark!
Mark, I am sure he is trying to smile for the cam, but that is the best he could do :)

Congratulations on another great shot Tiz.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Superb shots Tiz. What a face... one NOT to dream about. Congratulations.

Tiz 9 years ago

Oh thanks sooo much! This is a special day for me, the first day back in Sweden. I just left Africa and the amazing biodiversity behind me, so now I guess I will only find some brown, boring moths in the near future... :P

Thank you for the great honor to Yasser and the PN team. Happy to represent us with this photo today!

Thank you Suz and Muckpuck for your comments :)

Have a great, great weekend all dear Noah folks!
Best ones from Sweden!

suzmonk 9 years ago

Congratulations, Tiz, on yet another Spotting of the Day ...

Yasser 9 years ago

Tiz, this awesome and educational series is our Spotting of the Day! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos!


Muckpuk 9 years ago

Gorgeous!!!! Thank you.

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