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Travel Bug Tuesday: Hornbill Feeding in Pangkor, Malaysia

tropical Malaysian birds, the Hornbill, at feeding time at Pangkor Island Beach Resort

Loud and noisy the local residents flocked to dinner, yelling at each other and jostling for their turn at the food. But these were no ordinary residents, instead they are Oriental Pied Hornbills who call Pangkor Island, Malaysia home.

As I approached with my camera the bickering stopped and they kept turning their heads, curious and apprehensive as to what I was going to do. I bet they were bored when they just heard another shutter click as I photographed them; and so they returned to their jostling and bickering over who was going to get the biggest share of the fruit laid out for them.

Attracted to the islands resorts in hope for left overs or fruit laid out for them at the feeding stations, guests can get close to them at Pangkor Island Beach Resort twice a day – though there are other places to see them – to watch them feed and get up close to these beautiful and truly intelligent looking birds.

Have you ever fed or photographed wild birds?

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    Kieron
    January 22, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I loved seeing the hornbills when we were in Langkawi! Such beautiful birds and we got some good photos of them too. 🙂

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      Nicole
      January 23, 2013 at 2:30 am

      The hornbills in Langkawai and Pangkor are, according to our guide, the same ones.
      Hope to see your pics one day. =)

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    Hogga
    January 29, 2013 at 2:10 am

    It looks like he’s eating scrambled eggs

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