Archive for 'Bucerotidae'

Southern yellow-billed hornbill (Tockus leucomelas)

A common species in Namibia, and I enjoyed their vocalizations them in the early mornings, sometimes singing from the tree closet to my tent and answering its mate in a duet. It sounds like this: Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D4S Focal length: 700mm ISO: 220 Shutter speed: 1/1000 s

Rufous-necked hornbill (Aceros nipalensis)

This incredible looking and large bird species is surprisingly not that easy to see as it can sit silently on a branch, barely turning the head to assess the availability of food around it. But when it decides to go to a higher branch you definitely locate it by the whooshing sound of the flapping […]

Rufous-necked hornbill (Aceros nipalensis)

This is a female, resting amidst the fresh leaves of spring. She has seen many springs and knows well what it brings, were to get the best food, where the best nesting holes are, as well as what she likes in a male. She is a living record of many encounters, and will share them […]

Rufous-necked hornbill (Aceros nipalensis)

The first time you encounter this large bird it’s hard to be silent! I for one just uttered WOW! This amazingly beautiful male was scanning the surroundings, possibly for food, and it was amazing to watch as he slowly turned his head and giant beak as the eyes focused on finding whatever he was looking […]