Thanks to Amelia Yeo, we have obtained images and a video of a pair of Oriental Pied Hornbills (Anthracoceros albirostris) that visited Belysa, Block 55, Pasir Ris Drive 1, Singapore. The images and videos are courtesy of Methodius Ong, the Condominium Manager.
On the afternoon of 4th July 2016 a pair of Oriental Pied Hornbills landed on the Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis) growing at the entrance of the condominium. There they kept a group of residents entertained. The hornbills must have been attracted to the Oil Palm as they feed on the fruits.
In December 2014 a pair of hornbills visited another condominium at Bukit Timah. These large birds are getting common and are regularly seen all over the main island, thanks to the National Parks Board’s initiative in providing nesting boxes – see HERE and HERE to encourage the breeding of these birds.
Contributed by: Methodius Ong, Singapore, 6th July 2016