pied hornbills

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Absolutely gorgeous, don’t you think? | Repost @bertiegregory | A Malabar pied hornbill preens its feathers at dusk before taking flight in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. These prehistoric birds are always comical to watch from trying to stay balanced on a tricky perch (like here!) to snapping fruit off of trees and tossing it in the air to eat it. Shot for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. #hornbill #bird #beautiful #birds #birding #SriLanka #wildlifephotography #wildlife #wildlifebiologist #wildlifeconservation #conservation #beak #animal #nature #jungle #endextinction #feathers #KeyConservation

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Oriental Pied Hornbill  (Anthracoceros albirostris) work in progress! Watercolor and ink. These charismatic birds can be found throughout southeast asia in tropical and subtropical rain forests.  Reference photo is from wikipedia, so I’m pretty sure it’s legal to copy? 

Original art by Rebecca Hoskins

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