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Rhyticeros narcondami Hume, 1873 – Narcondam Hornbill

Taxonomic Notes:

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

This endemic species is rare. It inhabits undisturbed dense forests of Narcondam island of the east Andaman, mostly nesting below 200m asl (BirdLife International 2017).  

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (                

According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is stable since 1998, with the current population size estimated at 50-249 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from cutting trees and predator attacks by feral cats (BirdLife International 2017).

BirdLife International 2017. Rhyticeros narcondami (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22682531A110038017. Accessed on 31 January 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R. and A. Bayani. 2023. Rhyticeros narcondami Hume, 1873 – Narcondam 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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