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Palawan Hornbill

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-[[Image:Palawan_Hornbill.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by James Williams]]+[[Image:Palawan_Hornbill.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by James Williams <br/> Photo taken: Lagen Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines]]
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-Photo taken: Lagen Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines 
==Identification== ==Identification==
-This hornbill has a small population which is declining rapidly as a result of the loss of lowland forest, compounded by hunting, and therefore qualifies as Vulnerable. The Palawan Hornbill, Anthracoceros marchei also known locally as Talusi in Filipino language is a 70-cm long forest-dweller hornbill. It has a white tail while the rest of its plumage is black. Its upper parts have a dark green gloss. Its large bill is creamy-white. The bird emits loud calls like kaaww and kreik-kreik.+70-cm long.
 +It has a white tail while the rest of its plumage is black. Its upper parts have a dark green gloss. Its large bill is creamy-white. The bird emits loud calls like ''kaaww'' and ''kreik-kreik''.
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-This hornbill is confined to Palawan and its satellite islands in the westernmost Philippines.+[[Palawan]] and its satellite islands in the westernmost Philippines.
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
-This is basically a forest bird but it is recorded from "mangrove swamps, cultivated land, bushland, secondary growth and mountain forest", ranging from the canopy to the undergrowth in multi-storeyed forests and descending to the ground to pick up food.+Forests, mangrove swamps, cultivated land, bushland, secondary growth and mountain forest.
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==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
The Palawan Hornbill travel in pairs or in small noisy groups. They have a communal roosting site. It feeds on fruits, insects and small reptiles. The Palawan Hornbill travel in pairs or in small noisy groups. They have a communal roosting site. It feeds on fruits, insects and small reptiles.

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Anthracoceros marchei
Photo by James Williams  Photo taken: Lagen Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Photo by James Williams
Photo taken: Lagen Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines


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Identification

70-cm long. It has a white tail while the rest of its plumage is black. Its upper parts have a dark green gloss. Its large bill is creamy-white. The bird emits loud calls like kaaww and kreik-kreik.

Distribution

Palawan and its satellite islands in the westernmost Philippines.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Forests, mangrove swamps, cultivated land, bushland, secondary growth and mountain forest.

Behaviour

The Palawan Hornbill travel in pairs or in small noisy groups. They have a communal roosting site. It feeds on fruits, insects and small reptiles.

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