Wreathed Hornbill Rhyticeros (prev. Aceros) undulatus

Wreathed Hornbills pair
Wreathed Hornbills pair
The Wreathed Hornbill is native to north-eastern India through to Southeast Asia. It is also called the Bar-pouched Wreathed Hornbill: the dark line on the yellow throat pouch of male and female distinguish them from the similar Plain-pouched Hornbill which doesn't have the grey bar.
Wreathed Hornbill
Wreathed Hornbill
Wreathed Hornbill
The male, above left, has a light blond head and chest with a brown nape and a yellow throat pouch. The adult female, above centre, has a black head and neck and a blue pouch.
Wreathed Hornbill
Wreathed Hornbill
Wreathed Hornbill
The large bill is light and dexterous, able to pick up small items of fruit or prey. The ridges on the bill increase over the bird's lifetime but are not indicative of the bird's age.
Wreathed Hornbill
Wreathed Hornbill
Wreathed Hornbill
The juvenile or non-breeding female has a yellow throat patch which turns pale blue on adulthood.
Wreathed Hornbill
Wreathed Hornbill
Wreathed Hornbill
The population is vulnerable mainly due to deforestation and hunting.