Malabar Pied Hornbill on its favourite fruiting tree.

Malabar Pied Hornbill on its favourite fruiting tree.
Species: Malabar Pied Hornbill   Anthracoceros coronatus
Author: Vinayak Yardi
Date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Added to IBC: 21 Aug 2016 - 16:36
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During the mating rituals, male and female come together on a fruiting tree, male picks the best of the berries, and the ritual of feeting takes place in mid air. Did not get the opportunity to click that, but here the male is being choosy picking up feed for his partner.

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Vinayak Yardi, IBC1263474. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1263474.

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Vinayak Yardi, IBC1263474. Photo of Malabar Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros coronatus at Ganeshgudi, India. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1263474.

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