Rhinoceros Hornbill


Rhinoceros Hornbill:

"Rhinoceros Hornbill"

Rhinoceros Hornbill

Scientific Name: Buceros Rhinoceros

Wing span: up to 152 cm

Lwngth : up to 125 cm

Weight: up to 2.9 kg

rhinoceros hornbill facts

  • It is a large species of forest hornbill found in lowland and montane, tropical and subtropical climates and in mountain rain forests up to 1400 meters in Borneo Sumatra , Java and Malay Peninsula, Singapore and Southern Thailand 
  • The Rhinoceros Hornbill has a prominent golden -yellow horn ( called a caque) on the top of its beak with their large hornbill reaching lengths of top up to 90 cm
  • It is the state bird of the Malaysian State of Sarawak and the Country's National bird . According to traditional beliefs of some Dayak people  this bird is the chief of worldly bird , and its statue is used to welcome the God of the augural birds - sengalang Burong to the feasts and celebrations of humankind
  • This large bird species faces a number of threats including loss of its rainforest habitat , as well as hunting for its meat skull and feathers 

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