Oriental Pied Hornbill

Adult pair

Bherjan-Borajan-Podumoni WLS, Assam

Uttam Mahatha


We heard loud calls from with the forest and followed it to find a pair of Hornbills feeding on very tiny berry like fruits. After spending some time with the pair they were found to approaching each other and seated by each other's side. They were also seen touching each other with their bills - which led me to believe they were in courtship.