Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Coraciiformes
Family Bucerotidae
Genus Buceros
Species bicornis
Subspecies n/a
Synonyms n/a
Local name Thulo Dhanesh
Distribution This is a resident bird, found in Himalayas, NE India, Bangladesh and Western Ghats. Found in mature forest.
Description

The great hornbill also commonly known as the concave-casqued hornbill is a large bird with a very large bill, which bears a sizable, brightly colored, horny growth- the casque. The body is mostly black with a white neck, wing coverts and flight feathers. Its size is 100-120 cm (40-48 in.) and 150 cm (5 ft) with wingspan.

Conservation status:
Listed in DNPWC act 2029 appendix I, CITES appendix I and IUCN Red Data Book as lower risk/near threatened.