Oriental Pied Hornbill

Oriental Pied Hornbill, Photo: Asif Ishtiaque


পাকড়া ধনেশ / কাউ  ধনেশ

Anthracoceros albirostris


রাজ্য / Kingdom: Animalia
বর্গ / Order: Bucerotiformes
পরিবার / Family: Bucerotidae
গন / Genus: Anthracoceros
প্রজাতি / Species: A. albirostris

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Description

It’s a black and white hornbill with  a whitish yellow bill and helmet. It’s body is black with white belly,facial patch, wing and tail edges. Sexes are alike, males have larger helmet.

It mainly feeds on wild fruits like figs, berries, palm fruit, papaya, large insects, small birds, small reptiles, frogs, fish etc.

They are found throughout Indian Subcontinent and southeast Asia.

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