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Malabar Pied-Hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus)

Malabar Pied-Hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus), Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

 

The Malabar pied hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus), also known as lesser pied hornbill, is a bird in the hornbill family, a family of tropical near-passerine birds found in the Old World.

 

The Malabar pied hornbill is a large hornbill, at 65 cm (26 in) in length. It has mainly black plumage, apart from its white belly, throat patch, tail sides and trailing edge to the wings. The bill is yellow with a large, mainly black casque. Females have white orbital skin, which the males lack. Juveniles have no casque.

 

Source: Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malabar_pied_hornbill

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Taken on March 7, 2015