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Redbilled & Yellowbilled Hornbills

Redbilled and yellowbilled hornbills in cluster, Kruger National Park Caption: Redbilled Hornbill with both Redbilled and Yellowbilled specimens in the background, Kruger National Park, South Africa. © Scotch Macaskill

Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Digital Rebel XTi); Lens: Canon 70-200 F2.8L IS USM; Focal Length: 200mm; Shutter speed: 1/4000; Aperture: f2.8; ISO: 400.

Both the redbilled hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus) and the yellowbilled hornbill (Tockus flavirostris) (below) are common in the Kruger National Park and dry bushveld areas of southern Africa.

They will often be seen gliding effortlessly from one perch to the next. Local safari guides like to point them out to international guests, describing them as the "flying chilli pepper" and the "flying banana" respectively.

Yellowbilled hornbill, close-up

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