Indian Grey Hornbill


Taej Mundkur


The bird had an earthworm in its bill which it quickly swallowed. It then hopped around peering closely at the ground, presumably looking for other worms. Disturbed by the movement of a morning walker, it flew into a nearby tree and did not return here. In checking the ground, we found that that the area the hornbill had been feeding in was full of holes and typical tiny earth balls-droppings of earthworms. The ground was damp and the recent rains may have got the worms going.