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Yellow billed Hornbill

Tockus leucomelas


This Hornbill decided to join us for lunch! Things I have learnt about them after living on a reserve in South Africa 1) they like to play knock and run on your cabin door and 2) they're great early alarm clocks!


bushveld savannah

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ForestDragon 7 months ago

Congrats! Thank you so much for sharing!

DanielePralong 7 months ago

You're welcome Eleanor! We're pleased to receive more spottings from Africa!

Eleanor2 7 months ago

Thanks everyone!! And thanks so much for the SOTW it means a lot :)

Great series Eleanor,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 7 months ago

Wonderful bird and Great series; congrats.

triggsturner 7 months ago

Congratulations on your SOTW Eleanor. Well deserved.

DanielePralong 7 months ago

Congratulations again Eleanor, your Yellow-billed Hornbill has been voted Spotting of the Week! A nice set of varied photos completed by fun personal notes won you the vote.

"A bird with character! A dweller of the dry savannas of southern Africa, this Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas) has been voted Spotting of the Week. This impressive bird has a loud cry and can produce an whole range of sounds, and accompanies its call with notable physical displays. All hornbills in the genus Tockus are native to Africa.
To hear the Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill: "



AshleyT 7 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

maplemoth662 7 months ago

Your welcome, Eleanor2!! :)

Eleanor2 7 months ago

Thanks U Bob :)

Eleanor2 7 months ago

Thank you maplemoth662!! :)

maplemoth662 7 months ago

Five, exciting photos....

triggsturner 7 months ago

Great series. Love the comments!

Moses Kotane Local Municipality, North West, South Africa

Lat: -25.22, Long: 27.04

Spotted on May 31, 2018
Submitted on Jul 6, 2018

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