Was flipping through a local newspaper this morning, and I came across this article above.
Immediately the image of the bird strikes me. I'm not a huge fan of birds, but since I at least love to flip through the thick and dusty encyclopedia, I was like "what is the picture of a Toucan doing in Malaysia's news?"
Scanned through the headline, only to realize that they are actually trying to mean the case of the 5 soldiers slaughtering hornbill happened just a few days ago. Yet, this newspaper company wrongly labeled "burung enggang" or Hornbill for a Toucan. LOL.
Ask my 10 years old niece and nephew and they can tell you the bird in the picture above is a typical Toucan. And you labeled it as Hornbill? Just go and google burung enggang or hornbill or even have the curiosity to read through the wikipedia page which you copied from and you will find that the Hornbills and Toucans are even from different Order, and Hornbills fall in the family of Bucerotidae while Toucans are from the family Ramphastidae.
This reflects how easily news can be published in our local newspapers. Millions of people reads the newspaper everyday, if even world-known facts like this can be incorrectly printed out, who knows how much truth can there be beyond all those words and pictures?
Sorry, was kinda agitated when talking about an innocent beauty of nature just fell and returned to earth earlier that it should be. And here the least one can do is put an accurate picture of that poor Hornbill, instead of an unrelated Toucan, LOL. It's not like Hornbills live in Antartica and we seldom heard of them.
For those of you who is still blur,
HERE'S WHAT HORNBILLS SHOULD LOOK LIKE (Those found in Malaysia):
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