18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Friends (two different species preening)

I love to see animals interacting with one another but did not expect to see a bird of one species preening a bird of another species and there was a definite sense of camaraderie present with these two exotic birds. In this image an African Pied Crow on the left is shown preening a Silvery-Cheeked Hornbill also from Africa.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © Laurie Minor