Malabar Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros griseus)

 Malabar Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros griseus) at the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kerala, India. February 2015. Not baited. Not called in.

Malabar Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros griseus) at the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kerala, India. February 2015. Not baited. Not called in.

Even if the bird stayed up in the trees, the sighting of this Malabar Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros griseus) was a great experience. What a beautiful bird! Its massive bill and large wings are really impressive, even though it is a mid-sized hornbill. The Malabar Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros griseus) is endemic to Southern India, and fairly common in Kerala. It feeds on figs and other forest fruits, which makes this species a fantastic seed dispersal agent.

Love Nature.
Jonathan