Malabar Pied Hornbill

Adult flock


Garima Bhatia


There were around 15 hornbills, of which 1 pair was displaying courtship behavior like casque clasping, and courtship feeding. On one occasion, the male offered a berry to the female, which she accepted, but then she gave it back to the male, who then offered it again! In all this back and forth, finally they dropped the berry. :-)