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Two Bushy-crested Hornbills (Anorrhinus galeritus) in a tree
Bushy-crested Hornbill.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Bucerotidae
Genus: Anorrhinus
L. Reichenbach, 1849

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Anorrhinus is a genus of hornbills (family Bucerotidae) found in forests of south-east Asia (just barely extending into adjacent parts of India and China). They are social and typically seen in groups, but only the dominant pair are believed to breed, while other group members act as helpers.


This genus is sometimes limited to the Bushy-crested Hornbill, in which case the two remaining species, which sometimes are considered conspecific, are placed in the genus Ptilolaemus.


  • Kemp, A. C. (2001). Family Bucerotidae (Hornbills). pp. 436–523 in: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., & Sargatal, J. eds. (2001). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 6. Mousebirds to Hornbills. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. ISBN 84-87334-30-X

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