At around 8.30 am on 13th September 2019, a family of four Oriental Pied Hornbills (Anthracoceros albirostris) yet again visited our patch of banana plants in search of the Whiskered Myotis (Myotis muricola) bats that regularly roost inside the central cone leaf.
This time they were unsuccessful as the leaves of the banana plants were not of the right stage. There were no terminal cone leaves in any of my plants. The hornbills simply went around shredding the older leaves in their search for these bats.
We are expecting this family of hornbills to continue visiting the banana plants every few weeks…
YC Wee, Generose V Acierto & Estela V Acierto
16th September 2019