Our Neighborhood's Biodiversity Map

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Asia
ARKive photo - Male great hornbill on tree * To See the original image, please click the image
Shared by : Rahul Acharya (Nepal)
Region : Nepal
Status : Near Threatened
Introduction
It is 0.9 metres in height and weight 3 to 3.5 kg. Hornbill range in size from 40 cm to 160 cm. They are typically large headed, with thin necks, broad wings and long tails. The plumage is brown or black usually with bold white markings. Horn bill nest in cavities, usually in large trees. In all species, except two ground horn bills, the male walls the female in the nest , closing the hole with mud, except for a small opening through which he passes food. After the eggs hatch, the female breaks out but the young may be walled in again. Habitat: They are found in the terai forest of Nepal.

Life Span: 6 to 7 years Population: Worldly population is estimated to be 10,000-70,000. The population trend is decreasing. Parts used for trade: Bone is used to make medicine. They are hunted for meat and medicine. Major Threats: Logging, deforestation are the common major threat. Hunting of birds for bones and meats are the another major threat. Conservation Strategy: It is listed in Appendix I of CITES.

Sources :
IUCN Red List http://www.iucnredlist.org/

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