Mr Juan Carlos Gonzalez is a PhD candidate reading Zoology at the University of Oxford, UK. His thesis is on the evolution, ecology and conservation of Philippine hornbills. He is investigating the phylogeographic relations between Philippine hornbills and those from other parts of Asia to see how the present Philippine hornbill assemblage was formed. He visited the RMBR on 26th and 27th March 2009 to examine the museum’s collection of hornbills after attending the 5th International Hornbill Conference (22-25 March 2009) held at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Photo by Kelvin Lim.