Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill

The Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Scientific name - Tockus leucomeias) is one variety of the family of Hornbills found in Africa and Asia. There are over 50 varieties of Hornbills. The Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill is native to Southern Africa. They are omnivorous and can be found foraging on the ground for food.  The long downwardly curved bill has led to its nickname "the Flying Banana".

The Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill has a long downward curved yellow bill with a casque. It has a white belly, grey neck and head with a black stripe down the head. Its back is black with white spots and stripes. It has long tail feathers.

Photos taken in August 2011 at Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.

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