Monday, June 10, 2013

Plain-pouched Hornbills in Temengor

Plain-pouched Hornbill is rated as "Vulnerable" species due to the rapidly declining population as a result of hunting and extensive deforestation. This species occurs in south-east Myanmar, west, south-west and extreme southern Thailand, and northern Peninsular Malaysia (BirdLife International 2001). Click HERE to learn more about Plain-pouched Hornbill.

I was in Temengor for the "MNS Hornbill Volunteer Program" in 2008 and 2009 for the Plain-pouched Hornbills (Aceros subbruficolis) survey and count. Since July-September are the time frame for the Hornbill Volunteer Program, I therefore would like to share the picture and the calls of this unique bird which I digiscoped and recorded during my visit to Temengor in 2009. I hope more birders will be encouraged to involve in this meaningful volunteering work.

The recorded call of the Plain-pouched Hornbill :

Click on this LINK to learn more about the Hornbills in Malaysia and the Plain-pouched Hornbill in Temengor:

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