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Malabar Grey Hornbill

Ocyceros griseus


The Malabar grey hornbill is a hornbill endemic to the Western Ghats and associated hills of southern India. They have a large beak but lack the casque that is prominent in some other hornbill species. They are found mainly in dense forest and around rubber, arecanut or coffee plantations. They move around in small groups, feeding on figs and other forest fruits. Their loud cackling and laughing call makes them familiar to people living in the region. (From Wikipedia).


This photo was taken from a coffee plantation.

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Hariprasad V N
Hariprasad V N 6 years ago

Thank you, Arun.

Hariprasad V N
Hariprasad V N 6 years ago

Thank you, Christine.

Hariprasad V N
Hariprasad V N 6 years ago

Thank you, Ashley T.

AshleyT 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 6 years ago

Very nice shot Hari!

Arun 6 years ago

nice spotting ...

Hariprasad V N
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Hariprasad V N

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Dec 28, 2017
Submitted on Jan 25, 2018

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