Mindanao Hornbill (Penelopides affinis)
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…
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.
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.