Friday, 14 February 2014

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes brevis
Lake Awassa, Ethiopia
13 January 2014

     Hornbills are stunning creatures with their outrageous bills which look like they would be impossible to manage, but they are in fact lightweight, and are used with incredible dexterity, enabling the birds to delicately pick the smallest fruit or berry from a branch. The Silvery-cheeked Hornbill is one of the largest of the arboreal hornbills and is unmistakable within its range. Its casque is far and away the largest of any species of hornbill found in Ethiopia, including the ground hornbills.


  1. Beautiful pictures of the Silvery-cheeked Hornbill.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Very good pics .. What a exotic birds.. They are beautiful .. Regards..

  3. Great photos of an amazing creature
    Have a nice Sunday :)

  4. Just fabulous and spectacular!
    These pictures once clicked on look like paintings!
    I have see a few hornbills in SA but not this one!
    Keep well!

  5. It seemed quite an experience to see with your own eyes! These special birds Have a fantastic record you made ​​of it David. Class!
    Greetings, Helma

  6. Beautifully captured images of this amazing bird, David. That bill is out of this world!