Yap Kim Fatt had a stroll along the Singapore’s Changi Boardwalk on 18th February 2012, As he passed a clump of Sea Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus), he heard a commotion within the tree. “What I saw moving within the clump was an Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris). It was hopping from branch to branch among the leaves and eyeing me suspiciously. I told myself that I should try to record this for the BESG. Here it is, my best bird effort (above)” wrote Kim Fatt.
A few days later on 24th February, Ailian Mei sighted another Oriental Pied Hornbill, this time in an Housing Board’s open area at Dawson Place. It was around 0830 hours. The hornbill was eating discarded rice thrown by someone, meant for some Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) – the pigeons looking warily at the bird (left).
Yap Kim Fatt & Ailian Mei