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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Bucerotidae.


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  • Hornbills such as the bushy-crested (Anorrhinus galeritus), helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil), and great rhinoceros (Buceros rhinoceros) are important seed disperses of many fig (Ficus spp.) trees.

    Borneo lowland rain forests

  • Some of these species are Blyth's tragopan (Tragopan blythii), great hornbill (Buceros bicornis), wreathed hornbill (Aceros undulatus), and rufous-necked hornbill (Aceros mipalensis).

    Northern Triangle subtropical forests

  • The Sumatran lowland forests harbor a remarkable ten hornbill species, including the great hornbill (Buceros bicornis), absent on other Indonesian islands.

    Sumatran lowland rain forests

  • Several other species such as the great hornbill (Buceros bicornis), Austen's brown hornbill (Anorrhinus austeni), wreathed hornbill (Aceros undulatus), and crested argus (Rheinardia ocellata) are indicators of low disturbance levels and relatively intact forests.

    Southern Annamites montane rain forests

  • Several hornbills-Malabar grey hornbill (Ocyceros griseus), Indian grey hornbill (Ocyceros birostris), and great hornbill (Buceros bicornis) - that need tall, mature forests for nesting can be used as focal species for conservation management.

    North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests

  • Including migrants, over 450 species of birds have been recorded and about 350 breed in the area, 16 being endemic including the threatened * Bengal florican Eupodotis bengalensis (E), a type of bustard, * great pied hornbill Buceros bicornis and * wreathed hornbill Rhyticeros undulatus among other hornbill species.

    Manas National Park, India

  • Other birds of conservation significance are the Sooty Babbler Stachyris herberti, which is endemic to the Hin Namno - Phong Nha - Ke Bang range, the Crested Argus Rheinardia ocellata, Red-Collared Woodpecker Picus rabieri, and Wreathed and Great Hornbills (Rhyticeros undulatus, Buceros bicornis).

    Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

  • Phylogenetic studies indicate that ground hornbills are most closely related to the SE Asian Buceros hornbills, all of which are arboreal inhabitants of tropical forests (Kemp 1995, 2001).

    Bucorvids: post-Cretaceous maniraptorans on the savannah

  • Other species such as the greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Indian grey hornbill (Ocyceros birostris), and great hornbill (Buceros bicornis), though not threatened, are nevertheless sensitive to disturbances and can be used as focal species for conservation.

    Malabar Coast moist forests

  • Several of the other hornbill species — wreathed hornbill (Aceros undulatus), brown hornbill (Anorrhinus tickelli), and great hornbill (Buceros bicornis) — are indicators of intact and mature habitat; these birds depend on tall, mature trees for nesting, without which the populations will decline.

    Meghalaya subtropical forests


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