Mindanao Hornbill (Penelopides affinis) on Siargao island.

Mindanao Hornbill (Penelopides affinis)

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A pair of these Mindanao Hornbills, preceded by their noisy call noisy, flew by yesterday. An hour or so later a solitary hornbill of the same species came and perched in our gmelina tree for just a few moments before moving on…

Mindanao Hornbill (Penelopides affinis) on Siargao island.

Mindanao Hornbill (Penelopides affinis) on Siargao island.
This frugiverous hornbill is also known to eat seeds, beetles, and lizards.

 

Mindanao Hornbill (Penelopides affinis) on Siargao island.
The Mindanao Hornbill’s ridged lower mandible can be seen in this photo.

The Mindano Hornbill is also known as the Tarictic or Mindanao Tarictic Hornbill. Tarictic is an echoic name originating with this hornbill’s distinctive call.

Mindanao Hornbill (Penelopides affinis) on Siargao island.

 

The range of the subspecies Penelopides affinis affinis is restricted to the Southeastern Philippines including mainland Mindanao as well as the Bucas Grande, Dinagat, and Siargao islands.

 

 

 


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Patrick[Kahuna] Livingston
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Patrick[Kahuna] Livingston

Looks a little toucan like.I wonder if they can learn to talk. Good pics Greg!!

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