Rufous-necked hornbill, Myanmar 18 Jun 2017
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The majestic rufous-necked hornbill is one of the larger hornbill species at an average length of 117 cm. The bird inhabits montane forests in Asia, including those in the mountains of northern Myanmar. They feed on fruit such as mangos and figs, whilst nesting in the larger trees throughout the forest.
Relying so heavily on trees for habitat, reproduction and food has seen a gradual decline of the species – there are currently less than 10,000 mature rufous-necked hornbills in the world. This is due to deforestation taking away their natural habitat and poaching, which reduces the number of those that do manage to survive. Visit Myanmar on any of Insight Guides' pre-planned trips or personalise your itinerary by speaking to our local expert.
This article was originally published on 15 October, 2015