Northern Rufous Hornbill Buceros hydrocorax

Family: Bucerotidae (Hornbills)

Authority: Linnaeus, 1766

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This forest-dependent species has been classified as Vulnerable. Ongoing habitat degradation and forest loss from selective logging and deforestation for agriculture has likely resulted in a lack of suitable nesting trees, leading to rapid population declines. Additionally, this species is subject to substantial hunting pressure and trapping for overseas trade, hence it is suspected to be declining rapidly throughout its range. 

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 197,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Buceros hydrocorax. Downloaded from on 08/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 08/02/2023.