Ganesh H Shankar


Great Hornbill © Ganesh H Shankar

Great Hornbill
(Buceros bicornis)



Image details
1/1250s at f7.1
Location: Kaziranga, Assam
Date: 16 Feb 2008

Shoot details
I was waiting near a water hole inside Kaziranga National Park hoping see some action. Suddenly a pair of Great Indian Hornbills flew by. I could freeze one of it in flight. The sky though was not blue was perfect for my taste.

Species details
At 130 cms this immense bird is the largest of India's hornbills. Found in mature undisturbed  forests of India and elsewhere in the east, this rare species is the symbol of the BNHS. The image captures a female - told by her white iris and lack of black edges to the casque.

A Birds of India presentation


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