Tickell's brown hornbill

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Tickell's brown hornbill
Tickells Brown Hornbill (Anorrhinus tickelli) with food in beak.jpg
Kaeng Krachan, Thailand
CITES Appendix II (CITES) [2]
Scientific classification OOjs UI icon edit-ltr.svg
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Bucerotiformes
Family: Bucerotidae
Genus: Anorrhinus
A. tickelli
Binomial name
Anorrhinus tickelli
(Blyth, 1855)

Ptilolaemus tickelli

Tickell's brown hornbill (Anorrhinus tickelli), also known as the rusty-cheeked hornbill, is a species of hornbill found in forests in Burma and adjacent western Thailand. Austen's brown hornbill is sometimes considered as a subspecies of Tickell's brown hornbill.



At about 60–65 cm (24–26 in) in length, it is a medium-sized hornbill, dark brown above and red-brown below. The male has brighter rufous cheeks and throat. Juveniles of both sexes resemble adult males.


It inhabits evergreen and deciduous hill forest from foothills to 1500 m.

It breeds co-cooperatively, in groups.

Habitat loss to logging and agriculture is known to be prevalent within its range.

The binomial commemorates the ornithologist Samuel Tickell.

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  1. BirdLife International (2020). "Anorrhinus tickelli". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . 2020: e.T22731946A183158357. doi: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T22731946A183158357.en . Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. "Appendices | CITES". cites.org. Retrieved 2022-01-14.