15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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.
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