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  Rusty-cheeked Hornbill

 

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Two Rusty-cheeked Hornbills at the Pata Zoo (fig.) in Bangkok. This species is also commonly known as Brown Hornbill or Tickell's Brown Hornbill (fig.).

 

This medium-sized hornbill is about 6065 cm in length. It eats by picking up its food with the tip of its beak, which it then throws up in the air and catches again with an open bill, before swallowing it.

 

  Rusty-cheeked Hornbill

 

  Rusty-cheeked Hornbill

 

Whereas it is dark chestnut above, it is reddish-brown below. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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