Wildlife photographer from Vadodara clicked various species of Hornbill
Due to the declining dense forests, this bird now has to live in densely populated city areas
Recently, World Environment Day was observed in which the conservation and nurturing of biodiversity of the earth, as well as river, lake and sea was advocated.
Flowers, fruits, trees, birds, animals are like children of nature and rainbow like color variations are found in them. One such wonder of nature is the strangely known bird Hornbill which is found in the city of Vadodara especially in the dense forests around the palace. Dr. Rahul Bhagwat, a city based wildlife photographer has taken great pictures of various species of the bird by walking around.
Hornbill is a very large, attractive or beautiful bird compared to other birds, but it is also an eye-catching bird. Its long, cuckoo-shaped crescent-shaped beak has a horn-like protrusion above it, which may have given the bird its name horn bill in English.
Dr. Rahul Bhagwat can be known as a photography consultant for the bird world as he has gone to every corner of the country and taken eye-catching pictures of these winged angels with a lot of wandering and waiting patiently. He clicked the variety of hornbill types found in India. Along with photography, he also observes the lifestyle and characteristics of birds and gets the necessary information.
Informing that the loyalty of males and females towards each other is unique among these birds, Dr. Rahul says that they always maintain a pair and move in pairs. Another specialty is the incubation of eggs and the care of chicks. When the female lays her eggs, she closes her nest tightly on all sides, leaving only enough space for the male to insert his beak.
For about three months after that, the female stays in the nest with the chicks. The male brings food daily and gives to the female from the window. The female cannot break the nest from the inside so if the male becomes a victim during this period then the female and the cubs die in the nest.
After about three months, the male breaks the nest and releases the female. Then the window and the nest is closed with chicks are safe inside. Eventually the were brought out when they are mature and ready to fly.
This bird prefers to build nests in large hollows of dense shrubs so it mostly lives in dense forests with such trees. However, due to deforestation, they now lives at giant trees in dense green areas in metropolitan areas like Vadodara. It can be seen in the dense bushes around the palace.
Earlier, the bird lives in the forests of Gir but due to a misconception, they were endangered. However now they get new life due to awareness.
Giving information that Hornbill has a very prominent anatomy in the bird world, Dr. Rahul Bhagwat says that in the Indian subcontinent and in India, there are variety of species based on body color and size, such as Grey Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Rufus Neck Hornbill, Malabar Hornbill and Great Hornbill. However expert ornithologists can say more in this regard.
It's flying style is also very interesting. After flutter it glides in the air spreading the wings. When it flutters again this makes a croaking noise. It eats variety of species, wild fruits, and insects.
These are arboreal birds that rarely land on the ground to eat fruit, tentacles or insects. It likes to live in thick trees like Banyan. If the number of trees is too much, it is also found in the herd. It's voice is harsh and Grey Hornbill is a permanent resident of Gujarat and also found in South Gujarat.
The environment is full of many living wonders. Diversity is a feature of nature and the natural features of this world will be preserved only by the preservation of birds like hornbill, plants and forests.Wildlife photographer from Vadodara clicked various species of Hornbill