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Are we doing enough to protect the magnificent hornbills?

Are we doing enough to protect the magnificent hornbills? Although the snake does not fly, it has caught the hornbill, whose home is in the sky. Akan Proverb Wrinkled Hornbill Apparently not enough, especially in some African countries like Ghana and Cameroon where uncontrolled hunting and habitat degradation is decimating the hornbill population. If you…

Part II: Nuts About Hornbills: What’s So Special About Them?

“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” -William Blake There are many fascinating things about these amazingly weird looking birds; a couple of them are pretty obvious their colorful and in some species huge casques and large bills. The other one, which is not so obvious, but very interesting, is…

Nuts About Hornbills: A Fascinating Evolutionary Story

The extraordinary habit of the male, in plastering up the female with her egg, and feeding her during the whole time of incubation, and until the young one is fledged, is common to several of the large hornbills, and is one of those strange facts in natural history which are “stranger than fiction.” -Alfred Russel…