Oriental Pied Hornbill – family unit and calls

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“Saw a family unit of Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris convexus) – adults with two juveniles. I suspect they (and Imperial Green Pigeons) had come to feed on Oli Palm fruit. They were making lots of calls.

OPH-jv 1 [AmarSingh]

“Of interest to me was the build up to calls by juveniles followed by loud additions by the adults, especially the male.

OPH-jv 2 [AmarSingh]

“Above images show the 2 juveniles.

OPH-sonogram.waveform [AmarSingh]

“A full sonogram/waveform is shown above – notice the ‘hesitant’ calls by juveniles and then the fully adult entry below.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
1st May 2016

Location: Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
Habitat: Oil Pam Estate with adjacent secondary growth and mangrove jungle

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