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