Saturday, July 10, 2010

Oriental Pied Hornbill

It was a misty morning on my way to work in Sg. Gawi,  Hulu Trengganu. As I was passing by Kg. Basung, I saw a pair of Oriental Pied Hornbill perched on a ‘petai’ tree by the road side. My colleague, Din, immediately stopped the Toyota Hilux we were travelling in by the road side, allowing me to take a couple of shots  of this friendly bird.



Grey sky and mist certainly didn’t contribute to an interesting image, but this was exactly what the condition was like when I captured these images.



Even though they are not as ‘glamorous’ as their larger and more colorful cousins, these OP Hornbills have a feature that’s very interesting – their long, beautiful ‘eye lashes’ – something that most ladies could only dream for



  1. Great shots, especially the last one!
    It's always nice to see hornbill's eyelashes.

  2. Wow Ari. Hope you didn't too close to that bill, looks like it could do some damage. The last picture is really great the way the bird is eyeing you up.