Rufous-necked Hornbill (Aceros nipalensis)

… is a species of hornbill in the northeastern Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Numbers have declined significantly due to habitat loss and hunting, and it has been entirely extirpated from Nepal. It is estimated that there are now less than 10,000 adults remaining. With a length of about 117 cm (46 in). It is among the largest Bucerotine hornbills. The underparts, neck and head are rich rufous in the male, but black in the female.

While predominantly a bird of ridged and hilly forests, chiefly broadleaved forests at altitudes of 150–2,200 m (490–7,200 ft), it has also been recorded in dry woodland. The nesting period is from March to June) the trees being preferred are tall and having broad girths. There is evidence to suggest the Rufous-necked Hornbill communities move seasonally between one forested area to another to avail of the differing abundance of fruiting trees due to local conditions…

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(photos: T - Kalyanvarma; Mid/B - Ujjal Ghosh)

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