Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Black Hornbill

Black Hornbill, Zone B.
It was sighted  about two days ago and today I stumbled upon it again.  It is the Black Hornbill (Anthracoceros malayanus) distinguished by its black plummage.  The bill is pale yellow in the male.  The other day I saw it moving about the tall trees nearby the Kruak wetlands.  It is my fervent hope that it will stay here for a little while to build its nest.  Hopefully.  Sarawak is well-known for its hornbill birds.  In fact the state is often called 'Land of the Hornbills'.  Hornbills are large birds with exotic bills and prefer to live in the hollow of trees.  The park is now very attractive for these birds because they are many fruiting trees at the moment.  Just before sunset time, the hornbill flew away and I hope it will be seen again tomorrow.
Today's sunset as viewed from Zone B

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