Thursday, September 29, 2011

Spotted A Pair of Rhinoceros Hornbill

Date: 29 September 2011
Time: 8.30 am
Location: Near SK Sultan Yussuf AMD, Taiping.

Name:Rhinoceros Hornbill  Scientific Name:Buceros rhinoceros  Local Name:Enggang  
Size   Male:91 - 122 cm  Female:91 - 122 cm  
Identification   Male:Very large with bright red and yellow upward-curved casque with black base. Mostly black with white lower belly undertail-coverts, and white tail with broad black band across center.  Female:Smaller, lacks black on casque and at bill-casque junction, eyes whitish.  
Habitat:   Broadleaved evergreen forest, up to 1,220m.