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Re: have a look at this Southern Yellow Billed Hornbill

Unread postby Richprins » Tue May 18, 2010 9:10 pm

Hey, kathy sa!

It's not "photoshopped", and the Lypochrome theory applies more to very dark birds such as starlings, I think! :hmz:

Also, the pics are under different lighting conditions.
This must be a prank! :P

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Re: have a look at this Southern Yellow Billed Hornbill

Unread postby kathy sa » Wed May 19, 2010 9:45 am

Richprins....

This is definately not a prank. My Son-in-law who is a very serious birder took the photo.

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Re: have a look at this Southern Yellow Billed Hornbill

Unread postby Richprins » Wed May 19, 2010 6:37 pm

Ok! Then I'm stumped, because the bird's white leg feathers also appear to have a greenish tinge...

Must have eaten something weird, or been tampered with by a tourist.

Was it very tame?

Hope you don't mind, but I've put one of the pics up here:

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Re: have a look at this Southern Yellow Billed Hornbill

Unread postby kathy sa » Thu May 20, 2010 1:20 pm

Thanks Richprins...

The more I look at it the more weird it is :hmz:

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Re: have a look at this Southern Yellow Billed Hornbill

Unread postby Richprins » Fri May 21, 2010 7:12 pm

Hornbills are actually very easy to catch!

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Not me...another tourist! :shock:

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Re: Hornbill: Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill

Unread postby adw » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:51 pm

Damn this itch!
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Re: Hornbill: Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill

Unread postby Leeukos » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:07 am

This one saw himself in the reflection of my car's window. It went crazy on the window by pecking and making noise... :?

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Re: Hornbill: Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill

Unread postby Elsa » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:52 pm

Another "Little Beggar" who was hoping to share our breakfast at Mopani camp deck.

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Re: Hornbill: Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill

Unread postby Siobain » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:16 pm

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Re: Hornbill: Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill

Unread postby Leeukos » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:32 pm

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Re: Hornbill: Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill

Unread postby Leeukos » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:32 pm

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Re: Hornbill: Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill

Unread postby Leeukos » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:32 pm

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Re: Hornbill: Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill

Unread postby Siobain » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:51 pm

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Re: Hornbill: Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill

Unread postby wingman » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:33 pm

They seem to enjoy a very mixed diet seen near Satara in KNP 08 July 2014

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it appeared to be a road kill but a few of them were squabbling over it trying to steal it from each other.


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