Along the driveway of our safari camp these horn-bills had a nest in the hollow of a tree. I had posted a while back the same two defending their territory by starring down two intruders (their own reflection on the side window of a car).
Here you can just discern the opening to the hollow in the tree.
The title refers to the local name given to these birds because of their yellow bills.
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jmdias (53553) 2014-07-04 7:10
I had seen the other image of those birds and I am having another view of the same here. the one in my gallery is beautiful, but these ones are fabulous too. very nice details.
fabbs99 (16147) 2014-07-04 7:50
This is an incredible image of the pair of exotic looking birds.They have a natural devilish looks but a great image full of nice colors and sharpness.Very well done.Keep sharing.TFS.
ikeharel (54229) 2014-07-04 8:07
Marvelous taken the duel portrait of those birds, Klaudio, which of course I never seen.
Excelent clear sight of their feathers eyes and beaks, colors against the grey tree branchs is fantastic.
Impressive and intriguing.
HimalAnda (8935) 2014-07-04 11:38
These birds are beautiful and you managed to catch them in an interesting position.
emka (75143) 2014-07-04 23:57
hello Klaudio, it seems that it is easier to make photos of hornbills as other birds, as Jorge showed it lately and I also have a few nice shots. you were lucky to see here two of them. Excellent picture, sharp and clear.
IO like the beaks and plumage.
Have a great weekend
WArm regrads MAlgo
CLODO (29740) 2014-07-05 1:18
very crisp nature picture with this couple of bird in front of their hole in the tree trunk, their beaks are amazing and well worth the title post!
omid266 (3653) 2014-07-10 21:49
Dear my friend,
a shot from wonderful bird i see in my life,
excellent POV, nice clarity and colours,
very well taken and Thanks!
Best times and fotos,
Waylim (25172) 2014-07-15 18:17
I have seen a few of the birds in Ethiopia, but they seem a bit smaller than these two. Or it could just be that I see them a bit further away than you did here. Excellent details here, those eyes and beaks, fantastic.
swapankumarroy (2123) 2014-07-26 11:12
This is an wonderful image and you are really lucky to capture it. Excellent details, well colour balance and good framing.
with best wishes and thanks for sharing this fabulous photograph.