Indian Grey Hornbill Pictures and Detail (Ocyceros birostris) A Shy Grey Bird

Grey Hornbill, Indian Grey Hornbill, Hornbill,
Pair of Indian Grey Hornbill Birds

Indian Grey Hornbill Pictures and Detail (Ocyceros birostris)


Indian Grey Hornbill is common Hornbill found in Indian Subcontinent. The scientific name of this bird is Ocyceros birostris. These birds, mainly live in the trees and hardly descend to the ground. When I first saw Indian Grey Hornbill, then noticed that it is a Hornbill; however, I was not confirmed about its original name. 

However, I easily found that it is an Indian Grey Hornbill. I saw these birds at many locations from the foothills of Himalaya to the plains. Initially, I found it very hard to take their pictures because of their shy nature. 

Indian Grey Hornbill, Tree
Indian Grey Hornbill on Tree
These birds have grey feathers and the color of the belly is light grey.  They have a dark grey Horn with some extended part. Indian Grey Harnbill mainly feed on fruits, though they may eat small insects, reptiles, molluscs, scorpions etc.
Indian Grey Hornbill, Electricity, Wire,
Indian Grey Hornbill on Electricity Wire
The size of Indian Grey Harnbill is around 61 cm. Their eyes are reddish and we can easily notice them. I mostly noticed them in either in pairs or in small groups.

Indian Grey Hornbill do make local movements. We can find some of these birds, even in urban environments where fruit trees are present.
Juvenile, Indian Grey Hornbill
Juvenile Indian Grey Hornbill
The Juvenile Indian Grey Hornbill doesn't have extended part around the Horn. It is very common to see these birds feeding their Juveniles. Both male and female actively feed the kids.
Indian Grey Hornbill,
Indian Grey Hornbill
These are very social birds and they always live in small groups or in pairs. As I found them on large geographical area, it means that there is no present threat to them and they have descent population in India.
Pair of Indian Grey Hornbill
Pair of Indian Grey Hornbill
These birds often make noise when they are around, thus you can easily notice their presence. As they hardly descend to ground, therefore, we see them making movements from one tree to another.

The male Indian Grey Hornbill has the large part extended part attached to the horn while the female has a short or small extended part attached to the horn.

Overall, Indian Grey Hornbills are beautiful birds making our surrounding beautiful

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