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Austen's Brown Hornbill Ptilolaemus austeni  
Austen's Brown Hornbill
Photographer : © Jainy Kuriakose
Location :5-6 km before Haldibari Camp, Namdapha NP, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Date : 31 December 2013
English synonyms:Brown Hornbill, Godwin Austen's Brown Hornbill, Assam Hornbill, White-throated Brown Hornbill, White-throated Brown-backed Hornbill, Assam Brown-backed Hornbill, Brown-backed Hornbill
Bird Family :Bucerotidae - Hornbills
Red Data Status :Unspecified
Remarks :The wing flap sound effects made us run back and forth to catch a glimpse of these beautiful Hornbills. All pairs of eyes were scanning the tree tops and finally we found them perched vertically above us. After feeding from a fruiting tree, they chose to bask in the sun, preening and gave us very good views. - JK