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Hornbill Week: India’s Incredible Hornbills

Oriental Pied Hornbill By Shashank Dalvi

The Oriental-pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris is a medium sized mainly yellow casqued hornbill. This particular hornbill is black all over, apart from its white belly and thighs, only its outer feathers end in white tips. While the males have large casques, the females have smaller, more rounded casques. Theie calls can be described as crow-like, braying  or harsh crackles and screeches.
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