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Monday, June 27, 2011

Tetrapod Zoology: an introduction to hornbills

Hornbills are among the most distinct and typical looking birds. Often flamboyant in colours with a big crest on their bill.

In East-Africa I spotted several species of hornbill, including the Southern Ground-Hornbill mentioned in the linked blog and the Von der Decken's Hornbill. Tetrapod Zoology is one of my favourite blogs and now has an interesting article about hornbills.
An introduction to hornbills.
And the follow up blog of Tetrapod Zoology:
What does it feel like to get bitten by a ground hornbill, I hear you ask?.

1 comment:

  1. Een vreemde maar interessante vogel.
    Hij bijt (waarschijnlijk) niet hard, maar verteren doet ie je wel.
    Kan die even blij zijn dat ie niet 'drinkt' met zijn swallow techniek. ;)


    Dirk vd Broek

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