Rufous-necked Hornbill

Adult pair

Mahananda WLS, West Bengal

sandeep sarkar


itb was the nesting time for these rufous necked hornbill. as i knew about the fact i visited mahananda wild life sanctuary to watch these magnificent birds and wanted to capture their images..i found a pair preparing a nest and the whole day i spent with them. i spotted that the male was carrying food for the woman and the lady bird was busy to scoop the tree trunk high above the ground. female came out around 4.00 pm to 4.30 pm and stretched her wing after hard work inside the small tree hole. 3 days i watched them and every day they were matting before sunset..but always inside the bushy tree, so could not manage to click that. but it was an wonderful experience..thankfully they were inside the sanctuary.