large red decurved bill; white spots on wings (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Red-billed Hornbill
Tockus erythrorhynchus (or rufirostris)

Native Range: Africa

Notes: several hornbills (this species included) have bright red bills; they all appear to be closely related to one another and sometimes are considered geographic races of a single species, whereas other authors consider the various forms to be full species based on recently uncovered genetic distinctions.

frontal view; speckled neck; creamy belly (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

dorsal view; dark crown, back, and tail (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

long dark tail; large buffy-white eye-stripe (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

posing for a portrait(South Africa; 2007-06-30)