Saturday, July 2, 2011

endangered Hornbill birds tours

Hornbill (English: Hornbill) is a kind of bird has a beak-shaped horns but without the circle. Normally it's brightly colored beak. Scientific name "Buceros" refers to the beak shape, and means "cow horn" in Greek.

Hornbill Bucerotidae classified in the group that includes 57 species. Nine species derived therefrom endemic in southern Africa. The food, especially fruits are also lizards, bats, rats, snakes and various types of insects.

The characteristics

When the time hatching, female hornbills lay up to six white eggs seeds trapped in a cage nest, made among other pieces of dirt and skin. There is only one small enough openings for male birds to the child reaching foods hornbill bird and the female.

When the young birds and female birds are no longer fit in the nest, birds nest for the female will break out and build another wall, and the two adult birds will find food for the chicks. In most species, the chicks themselves to rebuild the broken walls without the help of an adult bird.

As a Cultural Symbol

In the culture of Borneo, hornbills (interests) is a symbol of "On Nature" is natural divinity that is "masculine". On the island of Borneo, hornbills magic is used as an emblem or symbol regional organizations such as the Sarawak state emblem, the emblem of the province of Central Kalimantan, the symbol of the University of Gastric Mangkurat and so on. Hornbills manifested in the form of carvings on the Dayak culture, whereas in the Banjar culture, hornbills carved in a disguised form (didistilir) because the Banjar culture grown under the influence of Islam that forbids the existence of animate beings carving.

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