abyssinian ground hornbill, ground hornbill

Hornbills (family Bucerotidae) are a group of birds characterized by a long, down-curved bill, sometimes with a casque on the upper mandible. Frequently, the bill is brightly coloured.It also can be founded at Sarawak,Malaysia.But, the birds are now in endangered.The animals is a protected specis in Malaysia. Both the common English and the scientific name of the family refer to the shape of the bill, "buceros" being "cow horn" in Greek. In addition, they possess a two-lobed kidney. Hornbills are the only birds in which the first two neck vertebrae (the axis and atlas) are fused together; this probably provides a more stable platform for carrying the bill.

Direction Same location as last photo
Location Murchison Falls, East Africa, Uganda, Africa
Info F 5.0 1/400 ISO 200 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Country Uganda State East Africa
City Murchison Falls Weather Cloudy, Rain
Continent Africa Day Murchison Falls
Activity Boat ride Tour GAP (Great Adventure People)
Date 2007:09:25 12:54:35 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Width 2977
Height 2233 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 220.0 mm Exposure 1/400
F Number 5.0 ISO 200
White Bal. Auto Program Aperture-priority AE
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 521.39 m
Latitude 2.20811111111111 Longitude 31.5995277777778
Altitude 72.20233139 m File Size 3.8 MB
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