1/1600 sec, f/4; ISO 400
Nikon D200, Nikkor 200-400mm F/4 VR
Location: Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh
Date: 19 April 2008
In 2007, I was
fortunate to have trekked across the Namdapha national park. I trekked
over 150 KM in just over 10 days cutting across the whole park till the
eastern most edge of India. Much of the forests are empty because of
hunting and even the birds were very very shy. However, every once in a
while you heard the wing beats of these wreathed hornbills in the air
and when you look up you can see a large number of them flying together.
I really love hornbills and seeing them in such large groups is a
pleasure for the eye.
Wreathed Hornbills can be found is the broadleaved evergreen forests of
north-eastern India. They often gather in very large flocks and roost
together in great numbers. The males have a whitish face and throat and
a yellow pouch. Females has a dark head and throat and sports a blue
pouch. Both sexes have diagnostic all white tail.
Birds of India presentation
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