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long wattled umbrella bird Umbrella bird, found in the rain forests of  Central South America

long wattled umbrella bird Umbrella bird, found in the rain forests of Central South America

The helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) is a very lg bird found on the Malay peninsula, Sumatra & Borneo. The call is described as hoots followed by maniacal laughter. It eats mostly fruit, especially figs. It may also use the casque as a weighted tool to dig into rotten wood & loose bark in search of insects & similar prey. Unlike many fruit-eating hornbills, it is sedentary & pairs maintain a territory.

The helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) is a very lg bird found on the Malay peninsula, Sumatra & Borneo. The call is described as hoots followed by maniacal laughter. It eats mostly fruit, especially figs. It may also use the casque as a weighted tool to dig into rotten wood & loose bark in search of insects & similar prey. Unlike many fruit-eating hornbills, it is sedentary & pairs maintain a territory.

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