A Grey cheeked Hornbill, also known as the Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill, is a bird native to West and Middle Africa. This painting tries to capture the moment when a male brings a fresh snake catch to its nesting hole where the female is sitting on their eggs.
The proceeds of this artwork will go to World Land Trust’s Keepers of the Wild initiative, which prioritizes strengthening the sustainable livelihoods of communities in forests that protect these species. Many poachers have since turned rangers that secure the reserves that World Land Trust has acquired, thereby reducing the impact of wildlife trafficking on these vulnerable bird populations. Amongst the reserves that they protect, there are many hornbills (like the helmeted hornbill) living and in need of active protection.