Wreathed hornbill

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Wreathed hornbill
Rhyticeros undulatus -Diergaarde Blijdorp -male-8a.jpg
Male at Rotterdam Zoo, Netherlands
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Female
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Bucerotiformes
Family: Bucerotidae
Genus: Rhyticeros
Species:
R. undulatus
Binomial name
Rhyticeros undulatus
(Shaw, 1811)
Synonyms

Aceros undulatus

The wreathed hornbill (Rhyticeros undulatus), also known as the bar-pouched wreathed hornbill, is a species of hornbill native to forests in northeast India, Bhutan, mainland Southeast Asia and the Greater Sundas in Indonesia.[1] It is 75–100 cm (30–39 in) long. Males weigh from 1.8 kg (4.0 lb) to 3.65 kg (8.0 lb), and females weigh from 1.36 kg (3.0 lb) to 2.7 kg (6.0 lb).[2] Both sexes are similar to the respective sexes of the closely related plain-pouched hornbill, but the wreathed hornbill can be recognized by the dark bar on the lower throat (hence the alternative common name, bar-pouched).[3] Though commonly considered monotypic, evidence suggests some geographical variation in the appearance.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2018). "Rhyticeros undulatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22682528A132400385.
  2. ^ Oakland Zoo
  3. ^ a b Rasmussen, P. M. (2000). A review of the taxonomy and status of the Plainpouched Hornbill Aceros subruficollis. Forktail 16: 83-86

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