1058. Anorrhinus galeritus

1058. Anorrhinus galeritus.

The Bushy-crested Hornbill.

Buceros galeritus, Temm. Pl. Col. pl. 520 (1824); Blyth, Cat. p. 44. Buceros carinatus, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xiv, p. 187 ; xvi, p. 996. Anorrhinus galeritus, Horsf. M. Cat. ii, p. 594; Hume, S. F. iii, p. 318 ; id. Cat. no. 145 quat.; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, pp. 109, 500 ; Elliot, Mon. Buc. pl. 42; Oates, B. B. ii, p. 95 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. M. xvii, p. 391.

Coloration. Head, neck, body above, and wings brownish black, glossed with green, becoming browner on the breast and abdomen and still paler round the vent and on the lower tail-coverts; basal two-thirds of tail-feathers brownish grey, terminal third black.

Bill black; irides lake-red; gular and orbital skin pale blue; angle of gonys, base of throat, and eyelids mottled white and black; legs and feet black.

Young birds have the greater and median wing-coverts, secondary quills, and scapulars with pale buff edges to the outer webs, and the anterior part of the bill whitish yellow.

Length of male 33; tail 11 ; wing 14.5; tarsus 2; bill from gape 5.75. Females are smaller, wing 13.3.

Distribution. The Malay Peninsula, ranging into South Tenasserim as far north as Nwalabo mountain; also Sumatra and Borneo.

Habits, &c. Davison describes this Hornbill as a shy bird, keeping to high trees in forests, in parties of five or six, and never descending to the ground. The note resembles that of Anthracoceros coronatus and is uttered at short intervals.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
1058. Anorrhinus galeritus
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
1058
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
151
Common name: 
Bushy Crested Hornbill
M_ID: 
9585
M_CN: 
Bushy-crested Hornbill
M_SN: 
Anorrhinus galeritus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
1467

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