Trumpeter Hornbill

Late in the afternoon a flock of Trumpeter Hornbills arrive and land in the pine trees that line some of the fencing. They seem to feed off the pine cones and make a raquet. They are quite inqusitive birds and will hopefully get a better picture.

The Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator) is a medium-sized hornbill,with length between 58 to 65 cm,characterized by a large grey casque on the bill,smaller in females. The eyes are brown or red,with pink surrounding skin. They are similar to Silvery-cheeked Hornbill. Distinguishing features include an all-black back,white belly and white underwing coverts (in flight,wings present white tips),and red facial skin

  1. Yay! I’ve discovered your blog. My daughter Carla is also on wordpress. Now I’m going to try to click the “email notification” box, so I never miss any. I’ll call you if I have difficulty. Love this Hornbill info.

  2. (Got it!!!) (Interesting to see the Stats section too. I must look closer at Carla’s blog – Matt told me about it, but I thought it was only for her to see.)

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