Great Indian Hornbill [male]
The Great Indian Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) is the largest member of the hornbill family. Their impressive size and color have helped make them a part of local tribal cultures and rituals. The Great Inidian Hornbill is long-lived with a lifespan approaching 50 years in captivity. Females are smaller than males and have blue eyes instead of red. The males and females are mated for life.
Status: Near Threatened --> Status information found at The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (Miami MetroZoo - February 16, 2008)
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