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Narcondam Hornbill

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Environment
  • Published
    7th Jul, 2020
  • Narcondam Hornbill is endemic to the Narcondam Island in Andamans.
  • It is a fairly small hornbill species, with a black body and distinct short, white tail.
  • The Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) of these hornbill species in India is the Narcondam Island Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • The natural ecosystems of these species include tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests, open mixed forests and tropical and sub-tropical moist shrub lands.
  • It is listed as 'Endangered' under the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  • The CITES status is ‘Evaluated’ for the Narcondam hornbill and is listed in Appendix II.