This is a day old Greater Indian Hill Mynah(Gracula religiosa) chick. A mynah baby at this age requires hand-feeding every two to three hours. We use Kaytee Mynah pellets as an ingredient in our softbill hand-feeding formula.
Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator) chicks appear to be 25% mouth! They eat an amazing volume of food and grow at a very rapid rate.
At three weeks of age the Trumpeter hornbill is feathering and requires frequent hand-feedings of mynah pellets and chopped fruits such as papaya and grapes. This is a young male as evidenced by his beak which is already growing the masculine casque.
We no longer raise Hornbills at Aves International but have put these images on our web site for informational purposes only.
All photographs are by Gail J. Worth and are copyrighted. They may not be reproduced by any method without written permission.
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