Hornbill Watch

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Narcondam hornbill: Among the Indian hornbills, the Narcondam hornbill is the most endangered and occurs only in the remote 6 sq km Narcondam Island with a global population estimated to be about 300-400 birds. Dhritiman Mukherjee
1/9Narcondam hornbill: Among the Indian hornbills, the Narcondam hornbill is the most endangered and occurs only in the remote 6 sq km Narcondam Island with a global population estimated to be about 300-400 birds. Dhritiman Mukherjee
Malabar Pied Hornbill: With an over-sized casque and striking coloration, this hornbill is found in two separate population—one in the Western Ghats and another in the forests of Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa. Ramki Sreenivasan
2/9Malabar Pied Hornbill: With an over-sized casque and striking coloration, this hornbill is found in two separate population—one in the Western Ghats and another in the forests of Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa. Ramki Sreenivasan
Brown hornbill: This is the least known among the hornbills of India and is found in eastern Arunachal and some parts of Mizoram, Assam and Nagaland. It has a unique co-operative breeding system, where males are helped at the nest by juvenile helpers. Ramki Sreenivasan
3/9Brown hornbill: This is the least known among the hornbills of India and is found in eastern Arunachal and some parts of Mizoram, Assam and Nagaland. It has a unique co-operative breeding system, where males are helped at the nest by juvenile helpers. Ramki Sreenivasan
Rufous-necked hornbill: This beautiful hornbill is an endangered species in India where it occurs only in the hilly evergreen forests of North Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and parts of Assam, Mizoram and Nagaland. Aparajita Datta
4/9Rufous-necked hornbill: This beautiful hornbill is an endangered species in India where it occurs only in the hilly evergreen forests of North Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and parts of Assam, Mizoram and Nagaland. Aparajita Datta
Great Hornbill: The largest and best-known of all hornbills in India, this species occurs in three separate populations – in the north-east, north (Uttarakhand mainly) and in the south-west (Western Ghats). Ramki Sreenivasan
5/9Great Hornbill: The largest and best-known of all hornbills in India, this species occurs in three separate populations – in the north-east, north (Uttarakhand mainly) and in the south-west (Western Ghats). Ramki Sreenivasan
Wreathed Hornbill: Within India, this species is found in north-east India and is a little larger than the Rufous-necked hornbill. This hornbill is known for its large spectacular communal roosts and also for long-ranging seasonal movements. Samyak Kaninde
6/9Wreathed Hornbill: Within India, this species is found in north-east India and is a little larger than the Rufous-necked hornbill. This hornbill is known for its large spectacular communal roosts and also for long-ranging seasonal movements. Samyak Kaninde
Malabar-Grey-Hornbill: This small, plain brownish-grey hornbill is found only in the forests of the Western Ghats. It does not have a casque that is typical of most hornbill species. Ramki Sreenivasan
7/9Malabar-Grey-Hornbill: This small, plain brownish-grey hornbill is found only in the forests of the Western Ghats. It does not have a casque that is typical of most hornbill species. Ramki Sreenivasan
Oriental pied hornbill: it is slightly smaller than the Malabar pied and is again found in two populations – Uttaranchal in north and one in the north-east. The species can be found in forest edge and riverine forest, and in cultivation and plantations. Ramki Sreenivasan
8/9Oriental pied hornbill: it is slightly smaller than the Malabar pied and is again found in two populations – Uttaranchal in north and one in the north-east. The species can be found in forest edge and riverine forest, and in cultivation and plantations. Ramki Sreenivasan
Indian grey hornbill: In many Indian cities, you will find at least one species of hornbill, which is the smallest– the Indian grey hornbill. Ramki Sreenivasan
9/9Indian grey hornbill: In many Indian cities, you will find at least one species of hornbill, which is the smallest– the Indian grey hornbill. Ramki Sreenivasan
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