1056. Rhytidoceros narcondami.
The Narcondam Hornbill.
Rhyticeros narcondami, Hume, S. F. i, p. 411 (1873) ; ii, pp. 108, 176; id. Cat. no. 146 quat. Rhytidoceros narcondami, Elliot, Mon. Buc. pl. 38; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. M. xvii, p. 386.
Coloration. Male. Head and neck rufous; throat a little paler; tail white ; remainder of plumage black glossed with dark green.
Female. Black throughout except the tail-feathers, which are white.
In both sexes the bill and casque are pale horny yellow, brownish red towards the base; furrows on the casque blackish brown; irides pale red ; orbital skin pale smalt-blue; gular skin white, tinged with greenish blue; legs and feet brown.
Length about 26 ; tail 7 ; wing 12; tarsus 2.1 ; bill from gape 4.8. The female a little smaller.
Distribution. The island of Narcondam, east of North Andaman, Bay of Bengal. Only a single pair are known ; these were obtained by Mr. Hume when he visited Narcondam in 1873.