Rapid assessment of Wreathed Hornbill Aceros undulates (Aves: Bucerotidae) populations and conservation issues in fragmented lowland tropical forests of Arunachal Pradesh, India

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C.M. Krishna
K. Sarma
A. Kumar

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A rapid assessment of Wreathed Hornbills, their distribution and abundance was carried out in fragmented lowland tropical forests of Lower Dibang Valley District, Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India from October 2010 to April 2011 using the total count method. A total of 62km distance was covered on foot to survey four study sites: Horupahar, Delo, Koronu and Injunu. Nine flocks of 172 hornbills were sighted. Aceros undulatus flock size ranged from 8-38 individuals with a mean of about 19.1 plus or minus 2.6. Illegal logging, hunting for bushmeat and other body parts (feathers, beak etc.) for decorating the head gear and house interiors by the local tribals were observed as the major threats to the species in the study areas.

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Krishna, C., Sarma, K. and Kumar, A. 2012. Rapid assessment of Wreathed Hornbill Aceros undulates (Aves: Bucerotidae) populations and conservation issues in fragmented lowland tropical forests of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 4, 14 (Nov. 2012), 3342–3348. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2969.3342-8.
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