Oriental Pied Hornbill feeding at Bishan

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The photograph and two short videos below were captured by Dave from a pedestrian bridge spanning Braddell Road that links Block 147 Bishan to Block 219 Toa Payoh. The red line indicates position of the pedestrian bridge.

The Oriental Pied Hornbill, Anthrococeros albirostris,  was very quick in its movements and picked off fruits expertly from branches which were swaying wildly in the strong winds. The tree is probably a Eugenia sp.

Image 1: The Oriental Pied Hornbill feeding on fruits of Eugenia sp

Video 1: The hornbill feeding actively on fruits.

Video 2: Feeding voraciously on Eugenia sp fruits while balancing itself expertly on the swaying branches.

Oriental Pied Hornbills are commonly seen at Changi, Pasir Ris Park , St. John’s Island and Sentosa Island.  They have since been documented at Sian Tuan Avenue, Newton Hawker Centre and now at Bishan.

Follow these posts to find out more about these hornbills:







Visual documentation © Dave. 22 April 2023

Texts by Teo Lee Wei



  1. https://wiki.nus.edu.sg/display/TAX/Anthracoceros+albirostris+-+Oriental+Pied+Hornbill
  2. http://www.wildsingapore.com/wildfacts/vertebrates/birds/albirostris.htm
  3. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/singapore-wildlife-conservation-city-in-nature-reserves-hornbill-1339231



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