Rhinoceros Hornbill – one of the largest hornbill in the world, up close on Kinabatangan River in Borneo.
These majestic birds used to inhabit the forest of Singapore a long time ago but with the progress of civilisation, and the resultant habitat loss, they’ve become extinct locally.
It was almost as if the hornbill knew we were photographing him, as he proudly shows off it’s beautiful bright orange casque, which kinda reminds me of the prehistoric dinosaur.
The most memorable moment for me was when the hornbill flew overhead. I could clearly hear the whooshing sound of every wing beat. It was AMAZING… I’ve travelled to Borneo close to 20 times now and it just never fails to amaze and surprise me every time. I am so glad to share this awe-inspiring moment with all of my workshop participants on this day.
Rhinoceros Hornbill is listed as Vulnerable on Red List.
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