Specimen #013 – Rhyticeros panpiped

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Date: July, 2018

Location: Koh Lon, Thailand

Collected by: David Bowen / #DiNaCon

Observations: The R. panpiped also known as the ‘tropical hautboy’ is a species of hornbill that, after being isolated on a remote tropical island (probably as a result of a strong hurricane), has evolved its upper casque into a highly convoluted series of pipes.  It can produce endless variations of atonal melodies, which are all extremely unpleasant to the human hear, and have dissuaded travellers from any country and epoch to settle its native island.

Methods: analysis by Demitasse image recognition

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