Hornbill romance in the air

Jimmy courting Valentine at the Piasau Nature Reserve in Miri.

BIRDS are known for having unique courting and mating behaviour, such as in the case of a pair of hornbills at Piasau Nature Reserve (PNR) in Miri.

The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) is eagerly expecting offspring soon, after PNR staff captured images of the two birds in courtship.

According to a Facebook post by SFC on Sunday, the male hornbill named Jimmy is the iconic Alpha Oriental Pied Hornbill.

The female hornbill is aptly named Valentine because it was close to Valentine’s Day when the two birds started courting.

“Meet Jimmy’s new found love. These are the latest images of a female being courted by Jimmy, our very own flamboyant Oriental Pied Hornbill of PNR.

“The female is seen surveying the nest cavity which has been the birthplace of numerous young hornbills in PNR,” the posting read.

SFC expressed hope that Jimmy would continue to preside over the nest for many more years to come, and that Valentine would remain his long-term companion. – By ANDY CHUA

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