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This bird has eyelashes

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Today I visited the Safaripark Beekse Bergen in the Netherlands. The Abyssinian ground hornbill was one of the first animals I encountered. This large terrestrial bird is found in Northern sub-Saharan Africa. In many African cultures the bird is considered sacred, or at least useful as an exterminator of snakes, mice and grasshoppers.

She was not easy to photograph through the mesh, but it worked out quite well. Notice the long feathers that look like eyelashes? Yes, she is quite a lady.


Caretaker of lads and cats. No lady, but all woman. RPGamer. Avid reader. Writing my first book, squeezing in time during busy days. And nights if needed. Because I'd love to introduce you to the wonderful people who are living in my mind.

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