Malabar grey hornbill

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The Malabar grey hornbill (Ocyceros griseus) is a hornbill endemic to the Western Ghats and associated hills of southern India. They have a large beak but lack the casque that is prominent in some other hornbill species. They are found mainly in dense forest and around rubber, arecanut or coffee plantations.[1] They move around in pairs or small groups, feeding on figs and other forest fruits. Their loud cackling and laughing call makes them familiar to people living in the region.

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  1. Ranganathan, J; Daniels, RJ; Chandran, MD; Ehrlich, PR; Daily, GC (November 2008). "Sustaining biodiversity in ancient tropical countryside". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 105 (46): 17852–17854. Bibcode:2008PNAS..10517852R. doi:10.1073/pnas.0808874105. PMC 2577706. PMID 18981411.