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Hornbill closeup

This hornbill was spotted in central Bali, Indonesia

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  1. What a magnificent creature, never seen this type of specie before! Posted 10 years ago
  2. Great portrait of this beautiful colored bird!
    Posted 10 years ago
  3. From today's JungleDragon Facebook post:

    "The striking Wreathed Hornbill (Rhyticeros undulatus) is famous for its odd nesting behaviors. They are monogamous and mate for life, which in the wild may last for about 30 years. In a superbly peculiar arrangement, the male physically seals the female into a nest cavity using mud, feces, and fruit pulp. She is completely sealed in this fortress-like nest with only a small slit to connect her to the outside world. Inside this cavity, she lays her eggs, incubates them, and rears them. Overall, she will remain sealed in the nest for up to eight months! During this period, the female and her chicks are completely dependent on the male, who brings them food and feeds them through the slit. This strategy protects the chicks from predators and from conspecifics who may want to steal the nest. {Spotted in Indonesia by JungleDragon user, bpeters} #JungleDragon"
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Nice one! <3 Posted 2 years ago
      1. Isn't so beautiful and unusual?! Love this shot! Posted 2 years ago
  4. super sharp and beautiful subject. Very nice angle to capture everything in fantastic lighting and focus. Posted 2 years ago

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The wreathed hornbill , also known as the bar-pouched wreathed hornbill, is a species of hornbill found in forests from far north-eastern India and Bhutan, east and south through mainland Southeast Asia and the Greater Sundas in Indonesia, except Sulawesi. It is 75–100 cm long. Males weigh from 1.8 kg to 3.65 kg , and females weigh from 1.36 kg to 2.7 kg . Both sexes are similar to the respective sexes of the closely related plain-pouched hornbill, but the wreathed hornbill.. more

Similar species: Hornbills
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Apr 8, 2011. Captured Jan 9, 2011 01:38.
  • Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
  • f/7.1
  • 1/400s
  • ISO800
  • 133mm