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  African Grey Hornbill

 

Tockus nasutus

(457) 46 cm; 155 g

SEXES  Similar, M > F. With drab grey plumage and broad white eye-stripe, unlikely to be confused with any other species.

M  Bill blackish with white stripe below casque.

F  Bill tip red; rest of upper mandible pale yellow.

JUV  Bill smaller, lacking casque.

STATUS  Locally common resident.

HABITAT  Woodland, common in miombo.

FOOD  Mainly insects; also small animals and seeds.

CALL  Series of high-pitched notes pi pi pi pi... pipipiew.

BR  Monogamous. Femal seals herself in natual tree cavity or crevice in rocks.

ALT NAME  Grey Hornbill.

 

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Hba001

Kunene River Lodge, Namibia

Camera: Canon 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Hba002

Kunene River Lodge, Namibia

Camera: Canon 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Hba003

Etosha

Camera: Canon 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Hba004

Etosha

Camera: Canon 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Hba005

Etosha

Camera: Canon 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Hba006

Maun, Boro

Camera: Canon 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 Mk II

 

       

 

 

 

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