Oriental Pied Hornbills in home garden

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“A pair of oriental pied hornbills (Anthracoceros albirostris) appeared in a Curry Leaf Tree (Murraya koenigii) in my garden in Braddell Heights over the weekend (Sept 15) (below).

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“As the female walked along the branches of the Curry Leaf Tree, I managed to get some close-up shots of her through a second-floor window (both below):

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“The two birds then flew off to two roadside trees in the front of the house and called loudly before flying off again.

Female below:

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“Male perched in coconut tree (below).

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“Hornbills have been seen in the estate before but not regularly. Do any birders know if there are any resident hornbills in what’s left of Bidadari/Woodleigh?”

Ngiam Shih Tung
Singapore
16th September 2018

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