Friday, December 18, 2009
The Oriental Pied Hornbill at the feeding station. That pile of horrible white stuff? It's white bread, possibly about the worst thing you could feed a hornbill. The other orange stuff is papaya. In the wild they are omnivorous - eating fruit, young birds, lizards, insects, etc. But not bread loaded with sugar and white flour. There were easily about 40 birds flying around at feeding time, just feet away from the guests.