Archive for October, 2011

Great Cormorant

Cormorant

Great Cormorant This is a very common and widespread bird species. The Great Cormorant can dive to considerable depths, but often feeds in shallow water. It frequently brings prey to the surface. It breeds mainly on coasts, nesting on cliffs or in trees. 3-4 eggs are laid in a nest of seaweed or twigs. Diet: Its diet consists of a wide variety of fish. Distribution: It is found across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Atlantic coast of North America. Habitat: Its habitat is areas along the sea, in Read more [...]

Great Hornbill

Hornbill

The Great Hornbill The Great Hornbill is the heaviest, but not the longest, Asian hornbill. The most prominent feature of the hornbill is the bright yellow and black casque on top of its massive bill. The Great Hornbill will pair for life. Very few hornbills are held in captivity and few of them breed well. Due to habitat lost and hunting in some areas, the Great Hornbill is evaluated as ‘Near Threatened’. Diet: In the wild, the Great Hornbill’s diet consists mainly of fruit. They obtain the Read more [...]