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Papuan Hornbill

Papuan Hornbill

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Scientific Name:

Rhyticeros plicatus


Distribution

Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands


Diet:

Mainy frugivore. Fruits, ficus flowers, crabs, bee honeycomb.


Facts

Habitat:  Evergreen riverine forests


Incubation: 29-40 days / 1-2 eggs


Social structure: pairs or small or large flocks of up to 45 individuals


Weight: 2kg max


Dimensions: 65-85cm


Lifespan: 40-45 under human care


Estimated population in the wild: common


Threats: Habitat destruction and hunting for food and as a trophy.


IUCN Status: Least concern


Did you know that:
They sometimes eat soil. This is known as geophagy and may possibly be carried out to bind the poisonous or bitter tasting substances that are found in many fruits and seeds that the hornbill consumes, thus allowing it to digest these otherwise nutritious plant parts.




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