Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hemprich’s Hornbill



A flock of four Hemprich’s Hornbills has visited us on our job in Ethiopia and stayed for about half an hour. These birds are large dark brown hornbills and endemic in the Ethiopian mountains. In the area there are only a few of them and four at once is an impressive experience.

Hemprich’s Hornbill

Hemprich’s Hornbill Ethiopia

Tockus hemprichii

Hemprich’s Hornbill

Tockus hemprichii Ethiopia

15 comments:

  1. Wow, what a unique looking bird.

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  2. Great photos of such an interesting bird.

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  3. I've never seen a Hemprich’s Hornbill. Thanks for sharing!

    ~ Jill

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  4. I've never seen these!!! Thank you, thank you for posting and sharing your photos of the hornbill. They're amazing. [I'm an avid birder]

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  5. What an incredible bird and fantastic shots for OW ~ ^_^

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  6. Wow! I've never seen anything like these, thank you for sharing! Stunning images.

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  7. Exotic! Thanks for the journey.

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  8. Awesome shots. That beak looks so strong.

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  9. Great looking bird - it seems to have a primitive look to it. Africa moves up a place on my "must visit" list!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW- Stewart M - Melbourne

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  10. fantastic shots....I can see every feather!

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  11. Very interesting post and great images of a bird I haven't seen! Thank you!

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  12. Oh thank you so much for linking into Nature Notes and sharing this interesting bird... Michelle

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  13. That beak looks as if it is meant for some serious eating.... Lovely shots and how neat that they visited your job. Convenient that you had your camera

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