Temengor, Grik, Perak
With their very loud calls and large size, it’s quite easy to notice their presence, but getting good shots of them in their natural habitat, proved to be quite a challenge.
It was a hot, bright afternoon and I was taking a break near the river when I heard that familiar ‘croaking’ calls and the ‘woosh, woosh’ sound of flying Hornbills. A pair landed on some trees not far from where I was sitting. As always is the case with bird photography in our tropical rain forest, getting clean shots of birds up in the canopy are a real challenge.
The female Rhinoceros Hornbill was perched on a branch but obstructions from leaves and branches prevented me from getting clean shots.
With those 3XL size bill, reach is never going to be a problem for them..
Heard the call from the male and she’s getting ready to leave…..
I found the male on a different tree about 50m from where the female was, but the lighting was simply horrible!
Managed to get a few more shots before they moved deeper into the forest.