Malabar Grey Hornbill
The Birth of a Forest – Malabar Grey Hornbill, Chikkana Halli Estate, Coorg, Karnataka, INDIA Forests, it is often said, are the indicators of a healthy civilization. But who is the indicator of the health of the forests? The answer is the Malabar Grey Hornbill, a bird that resembles your gossipy aunt… with a nose custom-built to poke into other’s business. This eccentric looking-and-sounding bird is also known as the ‘Farmer of the Forest’ for its key role in nurturing and growing the forest as part of a ritual of love and sustenance for his family. A film by Prakash Matada for Naturally Series producedby Evolveback.