Helmeted hornbill

Helmeted hornbill

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Rhinoplax vigil

The helmeted hornbill is a very large bird in the hornbill family. It is found on the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, Thailand and Myanmar. The casque accounts for some 11% of its 3 kg weight. Unlike any other hornbill, the casque is almost solid, and is used in head-to-head combat among males. It is a belief among the Punan Bah that a large helmeted hornbill guards the river between life and death.

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References

1. Helmeted hornbill Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmeted_hornbill
2. Helmeted hornbill on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22682464/184587039
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/530072

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