Great Hornbill

Mixed flock


Swapnil Thatte


Observed the flock on 2 consecutive evenings. It was feeding on a ficus drupacea and on some other hard shell fruits of another tree. Evening roosting was on the huge mango tree. Observed only 5 adult males, while all of the remaining were juveniles & females. Observed there social behavior also where females were seen preening & locking beaks.