1056. Rhytidoceros narcondami

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.

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: 
1056. Rhytidoceros narcondami
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
1056
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
149
Common name: 
Narcondam Hornbill
M_ID: 
9680
M_CN: 
Narcondam Hornbill
M_SN: 
Rhyticeros narcondami
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
1463

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