Hornbills Rock!

I don’t know why but I really think that hornbills just kick ass.  They are a really diverse looking group of birds with bright colors and large curved beaks.  They range across Africa and Southern Asia. 

1. Sulawesi red-knobbed hornbill (Aceros cassidix); 2. Sumba hornbill (Rhyticeros everetti); 3. Silvery-cheeked hornbill (Bycanistes brevis); 4. Helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil); 5. Great hornbill (Buceros bicornis); 6. Monteiro's hornbill (Tockus monteiri); 7. Red-billed hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus); 8. Visayan tarictic hornbill (Penelopides panini); 9. Plain-pouched hornbill (Rhyticeros subruficollis); 10. Southern ground-hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri). (Illustration by Joseph E. Trumpey)                                                                      1. Sulawesi red-knobbed hornbill (Aceros cassidix); 2. Sumba hornbill (Rhyticeros everetti); 3. Silvery-cheeked hornbill (Bycanistes brevis); 4. Helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil); 5. Great hornbill (Buceros bicornis); 6. Monteiro’s hornbill (Tockus monteiri); 7. Red-billed hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus); 8. Visayan tarictic hornbill (Penelopides panini); 9. Plain-pouched hornbill (Rhyticeros subruficollis); 10. Southern ground-hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri). (Illustration by Joseph E. Trumpey)                   (From Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia

~ by Nathaniel on December 19, 2007.

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