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Rhyticeros narcondami (Narcondam Hornbill)

Synonyms: Aceros narcondami

Wikipedia Abstract

The Narcondam hornbill (Rhyticeros narcondami) is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is endemic to the Indian island of Narcondam in the Andamans. Males and females have distinct plumages.
View Wikipedia Record: Rhyticeros narcondami

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Rhyticeros narcondami

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 11.0437
EDGE Score: 4.56799


Diet [1]  Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [1]  100 %
Forages - Canopy [1]  90 %
Forages - Ground [1]  10 %
Clutch Size [2]  2


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Andaman Islands rain forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park 69560 Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Narcondam Island Wildlife Sanctuary India A1, A2    

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Narcondam Island Wildlife Sanctuary India    

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam Yes

Prey / Diet

Caryota mitis (Burmese fishtail palm)[2]
Ficus altissima (false banyan)[3]
Ficus religiosa (peepul tree)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aceros cassidix (Knobbed Hornbill)1
Aceros corrugatus (Wrinkled Hornbill)1
Acridotheres cristatellus (Crested Myna)1
Acridotheres tristis (Common Myna)1
Alophoixus pallidus (Puff-throated Bulbul)1
Anorrhinus galeritus (Bushy-crested Hornbill)1
Anorrhinus tickelli (Brown Hornbill)1
Anthracoceros albirostris (Oriental Pied Hornbill)1
Axis axis (chital)1
Boselaphus tragocamelus (nilgai)1
Buceros bicornis (Great Hornbill)2
Callosciurus finlaysonii (Finlayson's squirrel)1
Calyptomena viridis (Green Broadbill)1
Chloropsis cochinchinensis (Blue-winged Leafbird)1
Corvus macrorhynchos (Large-billed Crow)1
Cynopterus brachyotis (lesser short-nosed fruit bat)1
Cynopterus sphinx (greater short-nosed fruit bat)1
Dendrocitta vagabunda (Rufous Treepie)1
Dicaeum agile (Thick-billed Flowerpecker)2
Ducula badia (Mountain Imperial Pigeon)1
Elephas maximus (Asiatic Elephant)1
Eudynamys scolopaceus (Asian Koel)1
Galloperdix spadicea (Red Spurfowl)1
Gracula religiosa (Hill Myna)1
Hoolock hoolock hoolock (hoolock gibbon)1
Hylobates lar (white-handed gibbon)1
Hylobates moloch (silvery gibbon)1
Iole propinqua (Grey-eyed Bulbul)1
Irena puella (Asian Fairy-bluebird)1
Loriculus galgulus (Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot)1
Loriculus vernalis (Vernal Hanging Parrot)1
Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque)1
Macaca mulatta (rhesus monkey)1
Megalaima australis (Blue-eared Barbet)1
Megalaima chrysopogon (Golden-whiskered Barbet)1
Megalaima faiostricta (Green-eared Barbet)1
Megalaima haemacephala (Coppersmith Barbet)1
Megalaima incognita (Moustached Barbet)1
Megalaima lineata (Lineated Barbet)1
Megalaima mystacophanos (Red-throated Barbet)1
Megalaima zeylanica (Brown-headed Barbet)1
Melursus ursinus (Sloth Bear)1
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock Thrush)1
Muntiacus muntjak (Indian muntjac)1
Ocyceros birostris (Indian Grey Hornbill)1
Ocyceros gingalensis (Sri Lankan Grey Hornbill)1
Oriolus chinensis (Black-naped Oriole)1
Pongo pygmaeus (orangutan)1
Presbytis melalophos (mitred leaf monkey)1
Pteropus giganteus (Indian flying fox)1
Pycnonotus atriceps (Black-headed Bulbul)1
Pycnonotus brunneus (Asian Red-eyed Bulbul)1
Pycnonotus cafer (Red-vented Bulbul)1
Pycnonotus jocosus (Red-whiskered Bulbul)1
Pycnonotus melanicterus (Black-crested Bulbul)1
Pygathrix nemaeus (Douc langur)1
Ratufa bicolor (black giant squirrel)1
Rhinoceros unicornis (Indian rhinoceros)1
Rhinoplax vigil (Helmeted Hornbill)1
Rhyticeros undulatus (Wreathed Hornbill)1
Rousettus leschenaultii (Leschenault's rousette)1
Rusa unicolor (sambar)1
Semnopithecus entellus (Hanuman langur)1
Tephrodornis pondicerianus (Common Woodshrike)1
Treron capellei (Large Green Pigeon)1
Treron curvirostra (Thick-billed Green Pigeon)1
Treron phoenicopterus (Yellow-footed Green Pigeon)1
Zosterops palpebrosus (Oriental White-eye)2

Range Map

Southern Asia;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2Narcondam Hornbill, BirdLife International (2001) Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
3"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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