15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mumbi Kusi

The bird pictured is a Southern Ground Hornbill. Southern Ground are an endangered species that are adversely effected by certain Eastern-African superstitions in which they are considered to bring bad luck. The Swahili phrase regarding this bird "Mumbi Kusi" literally translates to, bad in the world.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Kenya
Copyright: © Jacob Friedman