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

Taxonomic Notes:

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

BirdLife International 2018. Aceros nipalensis . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22682510A131867116. Accessed on 10 February 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Aceros nipalensis (Hodgson, 1829) – Rufous-necked Hornbill. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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