Yunnan Dehong Series | Episode 4: Songs of feathers

Spring is fading and giving way to the luxuriance of early summer in the forests and river valleys. This lonesome fellow on the branch is a member of the largest hornbills in China, called the great hornbill. Even a young adult may have a wingspan measuring over one meter. Its apparent composure belies the anxiety it feels ahead of a midsummer deadline for finding a life partner. Watch the video to see how the bird attracts a partner with his enchanting songs.

For more

Yunnan Dehong Series | Episode 1: Ode to nature

Yunnan Dehong Series | Episode 2: Totem bird

Yunnan Dehong Series | Episode 3: Rainforest whispers

About 'Journeys in Nature': Yunnan Dehong Series

Yunnan Province in southwest China is one of the few regions in the country to feature tropical rainforests. The rich flora and fauna reserves have turned Yunnan into a hub for wildlife enthusiasts as well as academic researchers. Dehong Prefecture, sitting at the western end of Yunnan, is a land of lush mountains and fertile dales. Boasting both tropical and subtropical features, it is endowed with ample sunlight and heat. The mountains offer a haven for wildlife. In this series, CGTN Nature takes you to Dehong's wild world. 

(Cover image a video screenshot; video shot by CGTN Nature film crew)

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