Anorrhinus austeni (Jerdon, 1872) - Austen's Brown Hornbill

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Godwin Austen's Brown Hornbill and White-throated Brown Hornbill.
 
This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

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Anorrhinus austeni - Austen's Brown Hornbill



This species is uncommon. It inhabits evergreen forests(up to 1,800m) in northeast India, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand. It is ominvorous and forages on fruits, seeds, insects, molluscs, and small vertebrates. In India, the breeding season occurs during April-July (BirdLife International 2018).

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current population size is unknown. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to agricultural practices and logging. Another threat to it is hunting (BirdLife International 2018).

 
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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
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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BirdLife International 2018. Anorrhinus austeni . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22731941A131871758. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22731941A131871758.en. Accessed on 15 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Anorrhinus austeni (Jerdon, 1872) – Austen's Brown 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/anorrhinus-austeni, accessed 2024/06/25.