The rufous hornbill, also known as the Philippine hornbill and locally as kalaw, is a large species of hornbill endemic to the Philippines . The are referred by locals as the "clock-of-the-mountains" due to its large booming call which typically occur of every hour. It occurs in moist tropical lowland forest. They are now considered to be a threatened species and its reasons for decline being habitat destruction. hunting and poaching for the illegal pet trade. It is illegal to hunt, capture or possess rufous hornbills under Philippine Law RA 9147.
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