The name Marco was officially announced in the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) Facebook page after it was chosen by the public via a Facebook poll created by SFC on May 30. The Sarawak Hornbill of Borneo also known as the Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros Rhinoceros) or Burung Kenyalang, is the pride and joy of Sarawak people. The bird is an iconic symbol to the people of Sarawak and using it as an emblem in the official state government today. For the Ibans, the Sea Dayak of Sarawak, a Hornbill (Kenyalang) is the bird of war. Being known as the Land of the Hornbills, Sarawak is home to eight out of 54 species of hornbills in the world. Sarawak is a state of Malaysia.The largest among the 13 states, with an area almost equal to that of Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak is located in northwest Borneo Island, and is bordered by the Malaysian state of Sabah to the northeast, Kalimantan (the Indonesian portion of Borneo) to the south, and Brunei in the north. species, are carved for and used in a major sacred rite, the Gawai Kenyalang. It is believed that during battles the spirit of the carved Kenyalang would fly ahead of the war party to the place that they would attack so that it could advise the owner about the situation over there.

Sarawak – “The land of the Hornbills” Sarawak is home to eight of the world’s fifty-four species of hornbills, and the Rhinoceros Hornbill is the state bird of Sarawak. Sarawak is home to eight of the world’s fifty-four species of hornbills, and the Rhinoceros Hornbill is the state bird of Sarawak. Before getting to the main topic of this essay, the hornbill figures themselves, I will digress further on the cultural and historical contexts of this notable sculptural tradition. Eight species of hornbills can be found in Sarawak There are 54 species of hornbills in the world, and eight of them are in Sarawak. From Top left to bottom right: Hornbill species found in Sarawak are White-Crowned Hornbill, Bushy Crested Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill and Wrinkled Hornbill. If you are up to it, try hiking up the Summit Trail to Gunung Mulu to see many montane bird species including the endemic Whitehead’s Trogon and Broadbill. This is an important cultural symbol, representing the spirit of God, and it is believed if a Hornbill is seen flying above it brings good luck. In year 1998, the Sarawak Hornbill has been declared as a protected species.

Blessed with diverse natural attributes, it is home to a staggering 262 bird species, including all eight hornbill species found in Sarawak. Being known as the Land of the Hornbills, Sarawak is home to eight out of 54 species of hornbills in the world. Have you ever thought why Sarawak was nicknamed the “Land of the Hornbills”? Instead, they are quirky evolutionary trait to help fin Marco is the seventh successful breeding of the Oriental Pied hornbill species by Piasau’s lovebirds, Jimmy and Juliet. Introduction Sarawak, one of the East Malaysian states on the island of Borneo Land area 124,449 sq km; Latitude 0°50’ &5°N, Longitude 109°36’&115°40’ Known as “Bumi Kenyalang” or Land of the Hornbills Eight species of hornbills in its avifauna inventory Legal framework for the protection & conservation of hornbills are in place Its image is carved in a wood. This is why Sarawak has been dubbed the Land of the Hornbills. In former times, the Gawai Kenyalang was associated This is an important cultural symbol, representing the spirit of God, and it is believed if a Hornbill is seen flying above it brings good luck.

Hornbills can grow larger than one-metre, weigh several kilogrammes and have unique, double-decked beaks and bills – but the beaks and bills aren’t for feeding. Oriental-pied hornbill, Black hornbill, Bushy-crested hornbill, White-crowned hornbill, Rhinoceros hornbill, Helmeted hornbill, Wrinkled hornbill and Wreathed hornbill are hornbill species that can be found in Sarawak.