Species Details

@Tarique Sani

Indian Grey Hornbill Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ocyceros birostris
Family : Bucerotidae
Order : Bucerotiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : Indian Grey Hornbill is a pale grey bird with a heavy,curved bill.Male:above with paler brownish-grey and dark-grey from below.Its bill is slaty-black at the base and casque and legs and feet are plumbeous to slaty-black.The female looks like the male except for its smaller casque. It can be found in urban areas of various cities, where they take advantage of the presence of large trees along avenues. They are primarily arboreal, spending most of their time in trees. However, on rare occasions, they may descend to the ground to gather fallen fruits, engage in dust bathing, or collect mud pellets to seal their nest cavities during the nesting period.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Tarique Sani (www.inaturalist.org/people/Tarique Sani ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Peter Boesmanmore information, please contact us.