Oriental Pied Hornbills are checking on the banana plants yet again…

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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.

It would appear that they visit once every two weeks or so when making their round of their feeding territory LINK 1 and LINK 2.

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
Singapore
16th September 2019

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