Writhed hornbill

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Writhed hornbill
Aceros Leucocepalus.jpg
female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Bucerotiformes
Family: Bucerotidae
Genus: Aceros
Species: A. leucocephalus
Binomial name
Aceros leucocephalus
(Vieillot, 1816)

The writhed hornbill (Aceros leucocephalus), also known as the Mindanao wrinkled hornbill, is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is endemic to humid forests on the Philippine islands of Mindanao, Dinagat and Camiguin Sur. It formerly included the Walden's hornbill as a subspecies, but unlike that species, both sexes of the writhed hornbill have orange-red throat and peri-ocular skin.

Male in the Philippines

The writhed hornbill is threatened by habitat loss and hunting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Aceros leucocephalus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.