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Dec 19, 2016

Big bill doesn't hamper dexterity

Photo by Willem Kruger
WYellow-billed HornbillW
Ceratogyymna elata
Using the ends of it huge beak, like forceps, this hornbill picks up termites, flicks them into the air and then swallows them.   The bird was foraging along a railroad track in South Africa's Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.   It became so intent on dining on termites, that it gradually worked its way to within 19 ft. (6 metres) of photographer Willem Kruger, who was sitting in his vehicle, camera at the ready.
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