Great Indian Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) [male] (February 16, 2008)
The Great Indian is the largest member of the hornbill family.
The Great Indian Hornbill is distributed in the forests of India, the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra, Indonesia.
Their impressive size and colour have helped make them a part of local tribal cultures and rituals. The Great Inidian Hornbill is long-lived with a lifespan approaching 50 years in captivity.
Females are smaller than males and have blue eyes instead of red.
Status: Near Threatened --> Status information found at The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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