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Rhyticeros plicatus (Papuan Hornbill; Blyth's Hornbill)

Synonyms: Aceros plicatus

Wikipedia Abstract

Blyth's hornbill (Rhyticeros plicatus), also known as the Papuan hornbill, is a large hornbill inhabiting the forest canopy in Wallacea and Melanesia. Its local name in Tok Pisin is kokomo. Previously, this hornbill was placed in the genus Aceros. It has often been lumped with the plain-pouched hornbill (R. subruficollis), and sometimes considered to include the Narcondam hornbill (R. narcondami) and the wreathed hornbill (R. undulatus) as subspecies. The common name commemorates Edward Blyth (1810–1873), English zoologist and Curator of the Museum of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.60843
EDGE Score: 2.26264


Adult Weight [1]  3.796 lbs (1.722 kg)
Female Weight [3]  3.549 lbs (1.61 kg)
Male Weight [3]  3.975 lbs (1.803 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [3]  12 %
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  80 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  20 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  50 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  10 %
Forages - Understory [2]  10 %
Forages - Ground [2]  30 %
Clutch Size [4]  1


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Wasur-Rawa Biru National Park 605464 Papua, Indonesia  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
East Melanesian Islands Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu No
Wallacea East Timor, Indonesia No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Australia; Southern Asia;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Hamish 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
3Bell, HL (1982) . A bird community of lowland rainforest in New Guinea. I. Composition and Density of the Avifauna. Emu 82 , 24–41.
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5"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
6Notes on Occurrence and Feeding of Birds at Crater Mountain Biological Research Station, Papua New Guinea, Andrew L. Mack and Debra D. Wright, EMU Vol. 96, 89-101, 1996
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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