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Malabar Grey Hornbill

Ocyceros griseus

Description:

The Malabar grey hornbill (Ocyceros griseus) 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.



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4 Comments

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

Lovely image

creditos10min
creditos10min 5 years ago

I love it!!!

PradeepSimon
PradeepSimon 5 years ago

Thank you

Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Wow! Beautiful!

PradeepSimon
Spotted by
PradeepSimon

Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Lat: 9.99, Long: 76.34

Spotted on Aug 29, 2014
Submitted on Oct 16, 2014

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