Currently, in Trang An near Tam Coc Ninh Binh, sometimes people still see the red rose flying over the mountains. Hornbill, also known as the ground phoenix with scientific name Buceros bicornis, is one of the large hornbills. They weigh from 2.5 – 4kg, the whole body length is from 95 – 122cm, the wingspan is up to 1.6m. The phoenix has a remarkable lifespan. In captivity they live 60 years, even up to 90 years. People can easily recognize them by their size, large body weight, large, long beak and eye-catching curved hollow horn.
In Vietnam, there are also the land phoenix,…
In Vietnam, there are also the land phoenix, but they are very rare. At present, in Trang An near Tam Coc Ninh Binh, sometimes we still see the land phoenix flying in the mountains. Ground phoenix usually nests at the beginning of the rainy season, when the forest has not yet produced young leaves. Each litter of the land phoenix lays about 5 eggs, of which about 3 will hatch into offspring. Their nest is from 5 m to 15 m above the ground. Therefore, in order to capture a picture if you have a chance to catch it, in addition to a high-quality camera, you must also be good at climbing trees and not afraid of heights, add a little understanding of living habits for easy access at close distances.
Not only the land phoenix, Trang An near Tam Coc Ninh Binh also has many attractive things. It is the peaceful space of the water and the series of caves: Dark cave has a wide and narrow cave that changes unexpectedly; Bright cave glitters with strange iridescent stalactites; Nau Ruou and Com caves with the legend of the giant man cooking wine here, bringing wine and rice to the mountains to sit and eat… Thanks to the continuous cave system, which conveys convective water flowing through the ravine, Trang An is as cool as autumn in any place and any season of the year.
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