Monday, November 3, 2008

Malabar Pied Hornbills !!!


During the boat safaris I never fail to spot at least one of these magnificent birds. They are invariably out sitting on the bamboo and looking at us like they are telling us to go back to where we came from. They usually emerge out at the time of sunset and they do so in large numbers. The largest number I counted are 16 hornbills all sitting almost in a row on a bamboo clump. This one of the photos I happen to get, courtesy Mr. Vikram Nanjappa.