Aceros nipalensis (Hodgson, 1829) - Rufous-necked Hornbill

Subspecies in India


 

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Aceros nipalensis - Rufous-necked Hornbill



This species is rare. It inhabits subtropical evergreen and deciduous forests on the hilly regions at the heights of 600-2,000m in India (mainly in West Bengal, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Arunachal Pradesh), China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. It mostly forages on fruits (BirdLife International 2018).

Conservation Status:
 


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 7,000-10,000 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to agriculture and other human encroachments. Adult survival is also possibly low due to hunting for feathers, meat and trading casques (BirdLife International 2001).

 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga41
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total61
BirdLife International 2018. Aceros nipalensis . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22682510A131867116. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22682510A131867116.en. Accessed on 10 February 2020.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Aceros nipalensis (Hodgson, 1829) – Rufous-necked Hornbill. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/aceros-nipalensis, accessed 2024/06/25.