The photo on the left (for some reason Blogger isn't allowing me to continue with my usual format) shows the replica of the birds.
Belonging to the family Bucerotidae, hornbills are found in
tropical and su-tropical regions of the world. They have long,
curved bills which are generally brightly coloured. The name
refers to the shape of the bill. Buceros being "cow horn" in
Greek. They nest in natural cavities in trees and sometimes
The hornbills are noted for their nesting habit. The male seals
the female into the cavity and feeds her through a bill-sized
opening for as long as the female incubates the eggs. That could
be anything from a period of six weeks to three months.
(Facts taken from Wiki)
My husband was there during the last two days of the festival. These
are the images he came back with. Several tribes, there are as many
as sixteen, put on a grand show. He's still raving about it. I can under-
stand why and I'll surely be there next year:)
With the the image of the bird in the background, traditional
dancers prepare to take the stage. The festival is growing in
name and very soon it could well be the best known from our
region. I hope you've enjoyed viewing these images.