Birds with Remarkably Amazing and Awesome Bills

Birds with the most notable bills.

See some of the world’s most colorful species of birds with the most prominent and remarkable bills.

Yellow-Billed Stork (Mycteria ibis)

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The most notable feature of this bird is its long and yellow bill, hence the name. The Yellow-billed Stork is a large wading bird that occurs in Africa South of Sahara and in Madagascar. It grows up to 97 cm in length with an average body weight of 2.3 kg for males and 1.9 kg for females.

Channel-Billed Toucan (Ramphastos vitellinus)

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Ariel Toucan or Ramphastos (Vitellinus ariel)

Channel-billed Toucans are birds which breed in Trinidad and in tropical South America as far south as southern Brazil and central Bolivia.

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Citron-Throated Toucan or Ramphastos (Vitellinus citreolaemus)

There are 3 subspecies of Channel-billed Toucan that all interbreed freely wherever they meet. These are the Yellow-ridged Toucan (R. vitellinus culminatus), the Citron-throated Toucan (R. vitellinus citreolaemus) and the Ariel Toucan (R. vitellinus ariel). Like other toucans, the Channel-billed is brightly marked and has a huge bill. It is typically 48 cm (19 in) long with a 9-14 cm (3½-5½ in) bill.

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Yellow-ridged Toucan or Ramphastos vitellinus culminatus

Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis)

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The massive bill of Saddle-billed Stork, which is its most prominent physical trait aside from its towering height, is red with a black band and a yellow frontal shield (the “saddle”).It is a large wading bird and a resident breeder in sub-Saharan Africa from. It breeds in marshes and other wetlands in tropical lowland. It builds a large, deep stick nest in a tree, laying one or two white eggs. This is a huge bird that regularly attains a height of 150 cm or 5 feet) and a 270 cm or 9 feet wingspan. The male is larger and heavier than the female, with a range of 5.1-7.5 kg, the female is usually between 5 and 6.9 kg. It is probably the tallest, if not the heaviest, of the storks.

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25 Responses to “Birds with Remarkably Amazing and Awesome Bills”
  1. papaleng Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 8:52 am


  2. Shari86 Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 9:44 am

    The title was rather misleading but the photos were fab nonetheless!

  3. Glynis Smy Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Colourful article! lovely

  4. Unofre Pili Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 10:52 am

    They are a wonders of nature.

  5. PR Mace Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 11:20 am

    A most enjoyable article. Well done, my friend.

  6. DA Cournean Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 11:34 am


  7. Dee Gold Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 11:36 am


  8. monica55 Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Awesome. Very informative and the pictures are wonderfully entertaining. Keep it up.

  9. bjr Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    loved that one

  10. Betty Carew Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Awesome pictures nobert and some excellent information

  11. C Jordan Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Well put together nobert

  12. Joe Dorish Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Great piece, I like the Great Hornbill the best.

  13. stephencardiff Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Im just gonna agree with everyone above… excellent work

  14. Juancav Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    New stuff for enjoying,finest.

  15. Judy Sheldon Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    The beauty of these birds is breath taking! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Eunice Tan Says...

    On April 14, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Well researched, very beautiful birds.

  17. Yovita Siswati Says...

    On April 15, 2009 at 12:53 am

    You always come up with very enjoyable articles. I enjoy this alot. The birds are beautiful.

  18. Kate Smedley Says...

    On April 15, 2009 at 2:59 am

    Excellent article, I only ever think of toucans when I think of birds with big bills but you showed there are more! Lovely photos too.

  19. Lex92 Says...

    On April 15, 2009 at 9:20 am

    those are beautiful beaks :D Great article with good info, like always :D

  20. Kheng Says...

    On April 16, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Hi Nobert,

    informative piece with great pictures.

  21. Darlene McFarlane Says...

    On April 17, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I enjoyed this one very much, nobert. The birds are beautiful.

  22. K Kristie Says...

    On April 18, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Beautiful birds, great article.

  23. HelloMickey Says...

    On April 22, 2009 at 9:38 am

    Amazing! Beautiful birds with amazning bills~ Nice article~

  24. CutestPrincess Says...

    On April 23, 2009 at 5:53 am

    Thanks for posting this article. It is awesome.

  25. syed faisal hussain Says...

    On September 6, 2010 at 3:11 am

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