Rhinoceros Hornbill flying over Kinabatang river – Borneo
Rhinoceros hornbill birds are one of the largest hornbills. They can grow up to a size of 90 – 120cm and weigh about 2 – 4kg. Their habitat range spreads over Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, Singapore, and southern Thailand. The Rhinoceros Hornbills are classified as Near Threatened through the IUCN Red List. I was lucky that I saw a rhinoceros hornbill flying above the jungle in Borneo. The photograph below you can find in my bird photographs to see it in a larger version.
A magnificent Rhinoceros hornbill is flying over me with its wings spread in Borneo, Malaysia.
The female lays her eggs inside a tree trunk and stays as long as the chicks are fully feathered and old enough. The male Hornbill will close the hole in the tree with mud after the female has laid the eggs. He only leaves a little opening in the entrance to the nest. This he will use to feed the female and later on as well the chicks. The State Sarawak of Malaysia has the Rhinoceros bird as their state bird.
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