Rhyticeros undulatus (Shaw, 1811) - Wreathed Hornbill

Subspecies in India

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

 

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Rhyticeros undulatus - Wreathed Hornbill



This species is rare. It inhabits lowland rainforests in India (mostly in West Bengal), Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia, from the sea level up to 2,560m. It mainly forages on fruits (BirdLife International 2018).


Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Vulnerable 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 agriculture and other human encroachments. Adult survival is low possibly due to hunting for meat and feather (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 Bengal111
Total1111
BirdLife International 2018. Rhyticeros undulatus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22682528A132400385. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22682528A132400385.en. Accessed on 10 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Rhyticeros undulatus (Shaw, 1811) – Wreathed 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/rhyticeros-undulatus, accessed 2024/06/25.