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Species of Thailand

Tickell's brown hornbill

In Thai: นกเงือกสีน้ำตาล, nok ngeuak see namtaan

Binomial name: Anorrhinus tickelli, Edward Blyth, 1855

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

Description

At about 60 – 65 cm 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.

Habitat

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกเงือกสีน้ำตาล, nok ngeuak see namtaan

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Tickell's brown hornbill, Anorrhinus tickelli in Thailand
Range map of Anorrhinus tickelli in Thailand