Abyssinian Scimitarbill
Rhinopomastus minor
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The Abyssinian scimitarbill is a northeast African endemic wood-hoopoe. The orange bill, glossy blue-black color and absence of white in the wings are characteristic. The right upper immature was seen in Napilokonya (8-14); note the brown bill. The other photos were taken in Tarangire (left upper, 12-06; lower four photos, 4-04). Click the photo above to see eight enlargements.

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