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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Gallimaufry#44

Just a gallimaufry of photos ...
Blackberry lily




Kl Bird Park

One of my favourite places to visit is our very own KL Bird Park, reputed to be the world's largest free-flight walk-in aviary.  I am not a fan of caged anything but in this lush tropical rainforest, our feathered residents roam freely.

Rhinoceros hornbill
Sarawak, Malaysia's largest state on Borneo Island, is nicknamed the 'Land of the Hornbills'.   
Eight out of the world's 54 species are found in Sarawak.
The Rhinoceros Hornbill is featured in Sarawak's coat of arms.
The Great Hornbill aka the Greater Indian Hornbill
The Great Hornbill has a long lifespan extending over fifty years and is the largest member of the hornbill family.

Those eyelashes!!!
This majestic bird is nearly four feet tall with a sixty-inch wingspan. The most conspicuous feature of the hornbill is the bright yellow and black casque on top of its massive bill. The casque is hollow and serves no evident purpose. Scientists believe it likely grew as a result of sexual selection.

I just love this quaint cafe in the bird park where you can chill in the company of friendly hornbills and egrets as you sit in an open verandah overlooking the hornbill zone. 
An enchanted moment
I was spellbound!

Can you spot the egret?

Canal in a shopping mall
Water taxi


Unbloomed lotus, lotuses ...er..loti
So what's the plural of lotus?
Not for the trypophobic
Trypophobia is mainly visual. If you have this phobia, you might feel anxiety, disgust, and discomfort when looking at things like: lotus seed pods, honeycombs.
My Corner of the World

56 comments:

  1. Wow, Veronika, what a treat and feast for the eyes today! Love that bird park, and great that the birds are all free. Your photos are fabulous. And a great cafe hich you can share with the birds. It's all so wonderful! And a shopping mall with a canal? Love the idea. Here in Germany it would never be allowed because of health and safety, sometimes they are just stupid with all the rules! Thanks very much for sharing, hugs, Valerie

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  2. As you point out, expansive areas for the birds to fly free provides a sense of how they might be found in their natural habitat, which is being destroyed at an unsustainable rate. I have fond memories of hornbills in the Panti Forest in Malaysia.

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  3. What a ınteresting places:) thanks for your sharing...

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  4. Beautiful park! Enjoyed all the photos

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  5. I would enjoy a ride on the water taxi! Lovely aviary to visit too with so many colorful birds!

    betty

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  6. Dearest Veronica,
    WOW, those tropical hornbills are amazing birds!
    There seem to be 60 varieties and amazing how they can live with that additional weight on their bill and even age till sixty years.
    Lovely photos; as usual.
    As for lotus in plural, lotuses and loti are both correct.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  7. The hornbills are looking great, Veronica. Beautiful photos.
    Have a great new week ahead!

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  8. That aviary is amazing, as are the hornbills, Victoria! You always have the most unique photos to share.
    Blessings!

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  9. Dear Veronica,
    this Rhinoceros Hornbill looks VERY special - like a mythical creature! And the Greater Indian Hornbill is also a very strange sight for me - I have never seen such birds. What happened to the Greater Indian Hornbill's horn - it looks kinda cracked?
    A very interesting place anyway and I like your plant photos again. And now I know I don't have Trypophobia ;-)
    Wishing you a very good next week!
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2022/08/blogparade-tropisch-exotisch-u30blogger.html

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  10. The hornbill is so interesting looking. Love the flowers too.

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  11. Yeah, that last one is a bit creepy. I do love all the birds. I want a shopping mall with a canal. I don't think we'll ever get one, though.

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  12. Bellas flores y no conocía esa fobia, te mando un beso.

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  13. I always lean toward the screen when I come to visit because I know that beautiful pictures await! That hornbill guy is awesome!

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  14. The hornbill is magnificent.
    Have a nice week.

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  15. Hello Veronica,
    I would love to visit this bird park. The Hornbill is a cool looking bird, your photos are awesome. The flowers are lovely. The mall with the canal is cool. Wonderful photos and post. Thank you for sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day and the new week ahead. PS, I appreciate the comment.

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  16. I never knew any species of birds could grow to 4 feet in height, but how beautiful are they in their splendid colors and flying free as they were meant to be? You've shared some amazing photos once again as I've traveled unseen parts of the world from my chair! I love learning about the things you share here on your blog! A canal in a mall is something I just never thought I'd see or hear of, but how amazing!

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  17. Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros) is fantastic, beautiful Veronica.

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  18. That great hornbill looks surreal and so beautiful! These photos are simply eye candies, Veronica.

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  19. Those flowers are sure pretty and that Great Hornbil is amazing. That mall, WOW!

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  20. Those hornbills are something else. Such grand birds. I love the canal in the mall. Great place!!

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  21. the Blackberry lily is a real beauty and so are the Rhinoceros hornbill. Would be cool to walk around in that place :)

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  22. Another beautiful collection. I think I would go wild with joy in that free-flight aviary!

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  23. I learned something new from you today (as I do often) -- trypophobia is a new one for me and I'm glad I don't suffer from it! Oh my gosh, those hornbills are amazing! I'm not a fan of caged anything either, but I think that those aviaries a(and the better animal parks nowadays) are often where they save and rehabilitate injured birds. And that's a good thing.

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  24. Those hornbills don't even look real; they look like statues! What beautiful birds.

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  25. What a fab mix flowers birds everything

    Have a gallimaufrytastic week 👍

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  26. You always have the best photos!! I've never seen a Rhinoceros hornbill, but wow... they are absolutely incredible! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  27. this lily sometimes look alike butterfly. I like the pattern in that color. Very brightening!

    Seeing bird in the park is a fun activities. I'am so amazed in your photos. Have a nice day Veronica ^^

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  28. I would love to see that bird park. Like you I am not a fan of caged birds and animals but a free flying park is very interesting and educational.

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  29. Gorgeous pictures!!! I think I can look at them for hours! And all those flowers ....wow!

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  30. So many beautiful and fascinating photos. I've never seen a hornbill before. He's quite unsual.

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  31. A beautiful lily. I have "met" hornbills. They are really fascinating!

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  32. Loved the hornbill portraits the best!

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  33. What a wonderful place to see all of the birds flying free. Those Hornbills are amazing. The flowers are beautiful too.

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  34. Lotuses? Beautiful images and funny birds. Of course new for me!
    Thank you, Veronica!
    Happy WW and a fine week!

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  35. ...the hornbill is a sight to see and I love the lotus.

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  36. Beautiful shots, beautiful flowers and beautiful food.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  37. Wow, that Great Hornbill is nothing short of spectacular!

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  38. The hornbills are beautiful! Thanks for sharing these pics.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.co

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  39. Dear Veronica,
    the Rhinoceros Hornbill is so exotic bird and looks so special - thanks for sharing and the visit in this park with us,
    greetings
    Kirsi

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  40. Gracias por compartir este interesante parque. Increible y bello el Cálao rinoceronte. Me encantan las flores.
    Buen jueves.
    Un abrazo.

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  41. Great post with interesting information about that fantastic bird! Thank for sharing :-)
    I've heard of lifts, restaurants, pools and spa in a shopping mall, but not of water taxi :-)
    Enjoy the rest of this week!

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  42. I would LOVE to visit that aviary - amazing to walk through and see those birds and then the boats, etc. What a great place. Enjoying catching up here. Could "loti" be plural of lotus...lol..probably not.

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  43. What an interesting place. That canal in the shopping mall is so cool. I've always liked the White Egret. Such a graceful lovely bird. The other two are so strange looking. The foods you post about always look delicious.

    Have a good rest of the week.

    ~Sheri

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  44. Love the photos of this set. Blackberry lily flowers and the birds are otherworldly. Fascinating! I did not know this before, I might be trypophobic. The lotus seedpod certainly caused a reaction :D

    -Soma

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  45. What a wonderful series of photos.
    I really like the hornbills.
    This shopping center is really fantastic, I think it would be fun to shop there.
    Greetings Irma

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  46. Your photos look amazing as always....

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  47. Cool aviary shots!

    My eagle eyes spotted the "Tealive" sign on the mall photo. Now I'm craving bubble tea. LOL.

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  48. I would love to visit that Aviary! The hornbill is such an interesting bird to see up close. It's beak looks heavy. The mall with a waterway in it is beautiful.

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  49. the called as Rhinoceros hornbill look very unique and beautiful....
    thank you for sharing beautiful photos as always.....

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  50. These flowers are so beautiful. I never before see such a type of flowers.

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  51. Wow! Those hornbills are spectacular- what a treat to see them roaming around. I love Aviaries and would love that one.

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  52. I'm loving those hornbills Veronica. And, can you send me some seeds of Chicken Poop Flowere? I think it might deter some of the local cats.

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  53. ...chicken poop flower, what a name!

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