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  Plain-pouched Hornbill (male)

 

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An adult male Plain-pouched Hornbill at Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. The shape of its ridged casque is reminiscent of an elephant's molar (fig.), and stands at the origin of its name in Thai, i.e. nok ngeuak krahm chang pahk riab, which translates as ‘smooth-billed elephant's molar hornbill’. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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