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King Vulture from Ecuador

The King Vulture is a large bird found in Central and South America. It is a member of the New World vulture family Cathartidae. This vulture lives predominantly in tropical lowland forests stretching from southern Mexico to northern Argentina.

Long-tailed Hummer.  Thanks to Costa Rica Easy (FB)

Violet-Tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus Coelestis) Hummingbird, Heath (Ericaceae), Andes, Ecuador by Michael and Patricia Fogden/Minden Pictures

Black heron shading water so fish will be drawn to the shade.

I'm playing a game of day time night time! Black Heron shades water with wings to see prey better

The helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) is a very lg bird found on the Malay peninsula, Sumatra & Borneo. The call is described as hoots followed by maniacal laughter. It eats mostly fruit, especially figs. It may also use the casque as a weighted tool to dig into rotten wood & loose bark in search of insects & similar prey. Unlike many fruit-eating hornbills, it is sedentary & pairs maintain a territory.

Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) is a very large bird in the hornbill family. It is found in the Malay peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.

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