There’s lots of good fish in the sea… maybe… but the vast masses seem to be mackerel or herring, and if you’re not a mackerel or herring yourself, you are likely to find very few good fish in the sea.
- D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterly’s Lover
Hornbills Inspect Nest Boxes in
Pied Hornbills have been seen entering a nest box that was installed in the Bornean rainforest in late 2013. The hornbill nest box programme is managed by staff of Hutan, World Land Trust’s (WLT) partner in Malaysia.
“We still don’t have any firm evidence that hornbills are using the nest boxes,” said Dr Marc Ancrenaz, Co-Director of Hutan, in February 2014, “however a pair of Pied Hornbills have been spotted several times inspecting one artificial nest and even going inside for a short while.”
The sightings were recorded by fishermen and by research assistants at Hutan’s Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Project.
Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is home to all eight species of hornbills found in Borneo including Helmeted Hornbill and Rhinoceros Hornbill. The birds rely on the large, natural holes of mature trees in which to build their nests and fledge their young.
The problem is, there are no longer enough suitably mature trees for hornbills to nest in, and there are signs that hornbill numbers are declining as a result…
(read more: World Land Trust)
The Brotherhood of Hades
Pyotr Sokolov was a distinguished aquarelle portraitist who painted well-known figures of the middle of the XIX century. Among his sitters were noblemen, Decembrists, Pushkin and friends etc.
I feel like Pyotr knows the way to a good hairdresser
omelettethecorgi this is you!! Haha :)
The Incredible Derptacular Elastacorgi
Cloud Nothings - Psychic Trauma
Zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist Konrad Lorenz, with his birds.