Oriental Pied Hornbill feeding and vocalisation

“On a short detour to check out Bidadari Memorial Garden today, I was pleasantly surprised to see a pair of Oriental Pied Hornbills (Anthracoceros albirostris) at the carpark.

“This could be the same pair that I saw a few weeks ago, on the roof of Calvary Baptist Church at nearby residential Sennett Estate. I took an iPhone video of them calling loudly to a nearby third hornbill, whose calls you can hear faintly in the background.

“The female of the pair today had a small feast on the red fruits from a tree growing near the perimeter fence of the carpark. The tree was identified by Wee Foong as Chinese laurel (Antidesma bunius) (see top).

Lena Chow
Singapore
7th November 2013

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