Male perched high in superb closed canopy rainforest.

Male perched high in superb closed canopy rainforest.
Species: Helmeted Hornbill   Rhinoplax vigil
Author: Stijn De Win
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Added to IBC: 11 May 2017 - 12:22
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Altitude (m): 
129 meters



Bird alive, in the wild, casque on the bill... After 150 km drive through oil palm plantation this superb Hornbill cheered me up with one of the greatest sounds of the Asian rainfost. Bornean Gibbons and a Great Argus were competing for the best sound nearby. All of this just twenty minutes walk down the trail from the parking lot! All of this in 2017... still. Yesterday local guides on the Kinabatangan told me they haven't seen or heard one for a year!


Stijn De Win, IBC1375211. Accessible at

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Stijn De Win, IBC1375211. Photo of Helmeted Hornbill Rhinoplax vigil at Sabah, Sabah. Accessible at

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