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Malabar Pied Hornbill

  // February 21, 2010 f7.1, 1/1000s, ISO 200 (more •)

The Malabar Pied Hornbill flying in the Dandeli-Anshi wildlife sanctuary. The area opposite to the Nagjhari Power House is big hornbill country. A local told us about the old days when these hornbills were caught and killed for their meat – they were called Shahi Murga(royal chicken). Disgusting!

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This beautiful bird is now an endangered species.

(Filed in Nature, Birds, Dandeli)