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Rhinoceros Hornbill, Borneo, Indonesia, 1997

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"Diving for a fig, a yard-long great rhinoceros hornbill—revered as an icon of the god of war by Borneo's Iban people—startles a feeding red leaf monkey. Fruit-eating hornbills play a significant role in tropical ecology by scattering seeds on the rain forest floor."

(Text and photograph from "The Shrinking World of Hornbills," July 1999, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by Tim Laman

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