Bare-necked Oriental Pied Hornbill

on 13th October 2023

On 10 Oct 2023, I saw a female Oriental Pied Hornbill perching on the Footstool palm outside my window. What was unusual about this bird was the missing feathers, starting from the cheek to the breast. The missing feathers exposed the dark bare skin. It attracted my attention when it was calling loudly for a short while before it flew off. It doesn’t look like it was molting and it definitely gave the bird a sickly appearance.  

Thong Chow Ngian

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