Lens inspector.

December 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

Lens inspector.

Wreathed hornbill inspecting the lens. Photographed in the Aviary, Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.

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Haliaeetus Leucogaster {White-bellied Sea Eagle}

December 8, 2010 § 1 Comment

 

Haliaeetus Leucogaster {White-bellied Sea Eagle}

Photographed through the wire mesh of a cage at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.

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Information on wikipedia about the white-bellied sea eagle.

The Lesser Adjutant, Leptoptilos javanicus

November 18, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

The Lesser Adjutant, Leptoptilos javanicus

The Lesser Adjutant {Leptoptilos javanicus} at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.

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Bushy-crested Hornbill {Anorrhinus galeritus}

November 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

Bushy-crested Hornbill {Anorrhinus galeritus}

Anorrhinus galeritus {The Bushy-crested Hornbill}. A young Bushy-crested Hornbill at the Aviary, Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.

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The Bushy-crested Hornbill is the least colourful of the hornbills. Smallish in size (up to 88 cm), it is found in lowland and hill forests of Peninsula Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra.

The males have red iris (black in females, and blue in immature birds). The bill is black in males, and whitish in females. In the wild, they are normally found in packs of 5 to 15 birds.

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Wreathed Hornbill {buceros bicornis}

October 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

Wreathed Hornbill {buceros bicornis}

Wreathed Hornbill {buceros bicornis} in the aviary at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.

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The Great Hornbill {Buceros bicornis} is also known as the Greater Indian Hornbill, Great Pied Hornbill and Two-horned Calao. They are impressive in size and colour, and are a part of local tribal cultures and rituals. The Great Hornbill is also long-lived with a lifespan approaching 50 years in captivity.

These are large birds measuring 95~120 cm (38~47 in) long, a wingspan of 152 cm (60 in) and weighs 2.15~4 kg (4.7-8.8 lbs). Female hornbills are smaller, with blue eyes. The males have red eyes. The one in this photo is a young male. What eye-lashes he has!

In breeding, female hornbills build nests in hollows of large tree trunks which are sealed. They are fed by the males through a slit in the seal for the duration of this ‘imprisonment’. Inside, she incubates the eggs (one or two only) for 38~40 days. The Great Hornbills form monogamous pair bonds and live in groups of 2~40 individuals. {More details can be found on Wikipedia here.}

yellow-vented bulbul

October 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

yellow-vented bulbul

The Yellow-vented Bulbul is commonly seen in Kota Kinabalu. This one just had breakfast.

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yellow-vented bulbul

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