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Tickell's Brown Hornbill

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MalePhoto by martinukKaeng Krachan Park, Thailand, February 2012
Photo by martinuk
Kaeng Krachan Park, Thailand, February 2012

Alternative names: Rusty-cheeked Hornbill, Brown Hornbill

Anorrhinus tickelli


[edit] Identification

60 - 65cm. A medium-sized hornbill, red-brown below, darker brown above

[edit] Male

  • Bright rufous cheeks and throat
  • Pale yellow bill

[edit] Female

  • Darker below
  • Dusky brown bill

[edit] Similar species

Male Austen's Brown Hornbill have white cheeks and throat, females have a pale creamy bill.

[edit] Distribution

Found in southern Burma and southeast Thailand.
Has a small range and is probably threatened by habitat loss.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
Has been treated conspecific with Austen's Brown Hornbill and placed in the genus Ptilolaemus with the latter.

[edit] Habitat

Evergreen and deciduous hill forest. Occurs from foothills up to 1500m.

[edit] Status

Classified as Near Threatened in the 2008 IUCN Red List.1

[edit] Behaviour

Diet unknown, probably similar to Austen's Brown Hornbill.
Breeding recorded during Feburary to April in Burma. A co-operative breeder. The nest is placed in a natural tree hole.

[edit] References

  1. BirdLife International (2008) Species factsheet: Anorrhinus tickelli. Downloaded from on 24/7/2008
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and J Sargatal, eds. 2001. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 6: Mousebirds to Hornbills. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334306
  3. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at

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