Flight Of Fancy | Harmony Kingdom Hornbill Treasure Jest
Hornbills are famous for their unusual nesting habits. When Mr. and Mrs. decide its time to have babys, the mother chooses a natural nesting cavity and then is sealed inside with a mixture mud and water, leaving a small slit for air and food. Dad’s job is to keep mom happy and well fed and his mate and chicks are completely dependent upon him at this time - if he is hunted or dies, the entire family will most likely not survive.
This private couple tacked up a “Do not disturb” sign on their tree. In case of pregnancy cravings, bags of crisps and chocolate bars abound. “Cotswold Wildlife Park” inscribed on a branch refers to a park where Great Indian Hornbills live. “Cuckoo 17.4.02” refers to the date that Peter Calvesbert observed a cuckoo, back in England after migrating. The artist’s signature mouse checks out the view from the nesting cavity. The Version One interior shows the gear used by a keeper to retrieve a feather. The infinity version interior shows hatching eggs.
Carving Date: 2002
1.9" long, 1.3" wide, 3.25" high
Version 1 - Retired
NOTE: The first two images are in-house stock photographs - the third (bagged) is of the actual piece you will receive.