Monday, May 25, 2009

Rhinoceros Hornbill on Letterman

This is pretty random, but I was watching The Late Show with David Letterman the other day, and Letterman had the winners of the Piedmont Bird Callers Competition come on his show to showcase their bird-calling talent.

The third place winners did the call of a South American bird, the Horned Screamer. Uhuh.
The second place winners did the Hawaiian Coot. Uhuh.

So, when the first place winners came on, my half-closed eyes popped when they said they were going to do the Rhinoceros Hornbill!!
I, then, paid extra attention to their descriptions and inwardly nodded in approval when they mentioned that the bird is "the emblem of a Malaysian state". Yes, good good.

You can check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v77DSE4AERU
If not for the Rhinoceros Hornbill, you can watch it just to see geeky high school kids doing bird calls very animatedly, which makes for a pretty interesting watch.

So, yes, in typical Malaysian fashion, I get excited when some small piece of Malaysia is mentioned somewhere. ^^

2 comments:

Yoong said...

WHOAAA, gilerr aa!! I could totally imagine you screaming in front of the tv when they showed the first winner.

Adilla said...

Er no tak screaming kot. I wasn't THAT semangat lol.