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The Birth of a Forest

Malabar Grey Hornbill, Evolve Back 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.

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