Rajneesh Suvarna

 

Oriental Pied Hornbill © Rajneesh Suvarna

Oriental Pied Hornbill
(Anthracoceros albirostris)

 

 

Image details
1/1000 sec, f/6.3;  ISO 200
Konica Minolta 5D, Tamron 200-500
Location: Chapramari, West Bengal
Date: 24 December 2006

Shoot details
Dexterity is not someting one would normally associate with the big and heavy bill of a hornbill, but the the way this hornbill cleanly picked berries from the branch was a treat to watch

Species details
This species has a large range in our country and can be found along the Himalaya foothills to most of north-eastern India. It is relatively common in its preferred open forest habitat. This midsized hornbill is 89cms in length and the female featured here has a dark red bill-base and small casque.

A Birds of India presentation

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