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From: "Agoston Janos" <agoston.janos at citromail.hu> on 2007.02.11 at 18:19:39(15280)
Dear All,

I found in Deni's book of Aroids in the chapter of Amorphs,
that maybe Amorph. titanum seeds are dispersed by hornbills.

But what is a hornbill? I cannot find it in any reachable
dictionary. Please help me, it is urgent.

Thank you,

From: Karlpalm at aol.com on 2007.02.12 at 20:31:42(15283)
Jani, Hornbills are fruit eating birds somewhat similar to toucans from
Africa, Indonesia, Phillipenes etc. with very large bills. Some can get quite
large too. Karl
From: "D. Christopher Rogers" <crogers at ecoanalysts.com> on 2007.02.12 at 20:51:27(15284)

These are
amazing birds!

Here are
some web sites:







I hope
this helps,


From: Bluesea <chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2007.02.12 at 21:01:59(15285)
Jani, just Google 'hornbill' using the
'Image' search, and it brings up rafts of photos of the birds.

From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2007.02.12 at 21:29:59(15286)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Monday, February 12, 2007 2:19 AM
To : "AROID-L"
Subject : [Aroid-l] a bird

Dear Jami,

The hornbill mentioned by Wilbert is one of the species of a genus of large
Asian and African birds, all/most of which have a long, thick curved bill,
but with another growth that looks like a second bill attached to and above
the real beak, or as if a structure looking like a cow`s horn (which curves
upward) is attached to the bills/beaks upper surface. This 'horn' used to
be carved (like elephant ivory) into tiny figures by the Chinese. These
birds and their bills are now 'officially' protected. Wilbert published
photos of the heads of these birds which had been killed by the locals in
the area where he and Dr. Symon were discovering A. titanum.
The male bird seals the female in a tree-hole during incubation, and feeds
her through a tiny slit or hole in the sealed entrance during the entire
incubation period.

From: "Agoston Janos" <agoston.janos at citromail.hu> on 2007.02.13 at 05:10:49(15288)
Dear All,

Thank you for the immediate posts here. Both of you gave me
big help! After knowing the latin name of the bird I could find it's Hunagrian

From: "SNOW" <snowsexotics at cox.net> on 2007.02.13 at 08:59:21(15289)
bulbul: Species of bird that feed on the
fruit of Amorphophallus

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From: "D. Christopher Rogers" <crogers at ecoanalysts.com> on 2007.02.13 at 13:48:39(15291)
bulbuls eat bulbils? Or is that just bull?


From: "SNOW" <snowsexotics at cox.net> on 2007.02.14 at 11:26:59(15296)
It's very true D. It's even on my website.


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