Wreathed Hornbill Rhyticeros undulatus
(aka Aceros undulatus)
Wreathed Hornbill, Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan
April 2008

The Wreathed Hornbill is distributed from southern Bhutan and north-east India to Vietnam and into Indonesia. It is found in broad-leaved, evergreen forest usually in the foothills.

Wreathed Hornbill, Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image In flight it can be identified by its white-tail and black wings. The male has a whitish head and neck with a dark red crown and nape. The bill is pale yellow with some orange-brown ridges near the base and the gular pouch is yellow with a blackish bar. The female, seen here in photo 3, has a black head and neck and a blue gular pouch.
Wreathed Hornbill, Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image
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