Queued up with wildlife photographers and their super zoom lenses, this is a shrine to the great hornbill. It struts and flies in and out on its majestic wings spanning a metre-and-a-half across.
One of the photographers - either impressed by my 'Dora the Explorer' spirit or in a bid to get me out of the way - showed me the great hornbill through his zoom lens.
Nest sanitation observed during the present study was similar to the reports made by  for Great Hornbill and Narcondam Hornbill Aceros narcondami, respectively.
Courtship feeding and grappling of bills with clapping wings observed in the present study are similar to observations of Kannan & James (1997) for Great Hornbill. Interesting behavior was that male keeps offering the female fruits and pieces of bark and mud pellets.
(18) Few tumors have been described in species within the order Bucerotiformes (hornbills), such as a hepatocellular adenoma in a Luzon hornbill (Penelopides manillae) (23) and a squamous cell carcinoma in a great hornbill (Buceros bicornis), (24) but to our knowledge, this is the first report of seminoma in hornbills.
Attempted photodynamic therapy of squamous cell carcinoma in the casque of a great hornbill (.Buceros bicornis).
Uttarakhand has 13.42 percent of its land declared as protected areas wherein a variety of fascinating wildlife such as the golden mahseer, Himalayan monal, the Great Hornbill
, Himalayan musk deer, elephants and the majestic felines like the tiger and the snow leopards reside.
In addition, almost all carnivorous bird species in S2 died (93% of Falconiformes and 92% of Strigiformes) as did most species usually fed chicken meat in captivity (herons, storks, crows, great hornbill
An earlier attempt with PDT on a great hornbill
(Buceros bicornis), (8) also with squamous cell carcinoma, described a transient limb paralysis, which was attributed to an ischemic or thromboembolic event because of vasoconstrictive effects of PDT.
Photodynamic therapy was used to treat squamous cell carcinoma in the casque of a great hornbill
(Buceros bicornis) on 2 occasions at 8-week intervals.
Osprey can be seen hunting for breakfast and flocks of ducks or great hornbills