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Hornbills of Yunnan

12 days ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

China is not that well-known for its hornbills, but in Yunnan province, on the border to Myanmar, some species can be found. While they used to be hunted, they nowadays benefit from the locals having recognized them as a source of income - building hides and charging birdwatchers (mostly Chinese, but a few foreigners like me as well - these are usually the only ones not smoking inside the hides) to observe them.
The most common one is the Oriental Pied Hornbill. It can even be found in Singapore, a place that I have once heard being described as “Frankfurt with air conditioning”.
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