Wednesday, December 26, 2012

oriental pied hornbill in nepal

The Oriental Pied Hornbill falls under smallest Asian hornbill species found in Indian Subcontinent across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Tibet, and Vietnam. These birds have black and white colored feather and white parts around the eye. Both gender of this bird look alike. They have white, yellowish large bill. They feed on fruit and small animals including reptiles like frogs, lizards, crabs, small birds and large insects. Their habitat includes coast, river beds, forest, gardens, and agricultural fields. These birds have unusual kind of breeding which lies between December to April. The female hornbill seals herself in natural holes of trees for 90 days or more when breeding which has been deposited with food by male bird. The female birds 3-4 eggs in a clutch to incubate its chicks. They are seen in Chitwan of Nepal.
Common Name:oriental pied hornbill, Kaalo Dhanes, कालो धनेश
Scientific Name: Antracoceros albirostris
Weight: 875 grams
Color: black and white colored feather and white parts around the eye
Length: 70 cms

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