Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill ~ Östlicher Gelbschnabeltoko ~ Tockus flavirostris

Against the light you can see that the extremely touch-sensitive high precision tool - the beak - contains a lot of blood vessels. One reason why birds hate their beaks being touched - and something that renders the clipping of chickens’ beaks in factory farming absolutely unacceptable.   

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