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Oriental pied hornbill

Thai: นกแก๊ก, nok kaek

Binomial name: Anthracoceros albirostris, George Shaw & Frederick Polydore Nodder, 1807

The oriental pied hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family.

It is found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, ranging across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Tibet, and Vietnam.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. The oriental pied hornbill's diet includes wild fruit (especially figs, genus Ficus) and other fruit such as rambutans, along with larger insects and small reptiles such as lizards and frogs.

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Scientific classification

Anthracoceros albirostris

Common names

  • Thai:
    • นกแก๊ก, nok kaek
    • นกแกง, nok kaeng

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Oriental pied hornbill, Anthracoceros albirostris in Thailand

Range map of Anthracoceros albirostris in Thailand

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