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Hornbills in India | Habitat and Conservation

Hornbills are spectacular birds with long beaks, brightly coloured skin around the eyes and flashy loose pouch at the neck that help carry fruits. They get their name from the horn like structure on the top of their beak—the casque. Their distribution is globally limited to Sub-Saharan Africa, Indian-Subcontinent, Philippines, Indonesia and the Solomon Islands. In India, they are found in the Western Ghats and the north-eastern states. Hornbills are distinctive in their food habits. They are one of the...

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