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Tickell's brown hornbill

Binomial name: Anorrhinus tickelli, Edward Blyth, 1855

The Tickell's brown hornbill (Anorrhinus tickelli), also known as the rusty-cheeked hornbill, is a species of hornbill found in forests in northeastern India, Burma and adjacent western Thailand. Austen's brown hornbill is often considered as a subspecies of Tickell's brown hornbill.

At about in length, it is a medium sized hornbill, dark brown above and red-brown below. The male has brighter rufous cheeks and throat. Juveniles of both sexes resemble adult males.

It inhabits evergreen and deciduous hill forest from foothills to 1500 m.

It breeds co-cooperatively, in groups.

Habitat loss to logging and agriculture is known to be prevalent within its range.

The binomial commemorates the ornithologist Samuel Tickell.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Bucerotiformes
Family
Bucerotidae
Genus
Anorrhinus
Species
Anorrhinus tickelli

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Ptilolaemus tickelli head

Ptilolaemus tickelli head

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Range map of Anorrhinus tickelli in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.

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