Humans have used tail-feathers, heads and casques (helmet) of the Helmeted Hornbill for centuries, as decorations and for ceremonies. The female walls herself in the breeding cave except for a narrow gap and occasionally spends more than three months in this breeding cave. In Indonesia, they are still found in the tropical forests of Kalimantan and Sumatra, where they play an important role in forest regeneration and ecological stability. The Helmeted Hornbill (Rhyticeros cassidix) is a species of bird from the hornbill family that occurs exclusively on Indonesian islands. It is seldom seen, but once spotted is very distinctive, with a wrinkled naked throat, yellow beak, and large red casque for which it is both named and hunted. The Hornbill is found in the forests of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Brunei. Helmeted Hornbill information and photography. A single male bird was perched high in the canopy above the microphones and made one call series before it flew off. We know that you are a great fan of Escape … It was used as a medium for the art of netsuke. Also used for hunting purposes in places like India. Recorded in Tawau Hills, Sabah, Malaysia. Status and conservation. Local Helmeted Hornbill information and sightings. Games2Jolly - Helmeted Hornbill Escape is a point and click escape game developed by Games2Jolly Team. It is already considered extinct in Singapore.

Occurring in five states across the Sunda sub-region, the Helmeted Hornbill can be found in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. by Basten Gokkon on 23 October 2017 | A recent survey has found a high concentration of near-extinct helmeted hornbills in a conservation area in western Borneo. The Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) is the largest hornbill species of Asia. This “hornbill paradise” is currently not included in the IUCN range map for this particular species. However, the helmeted hornbill has a solid casque made of a material called hornbill ivory, which is greatly valued as a carving material in China and [Japan]. HHO1 This first recording is an example of the iconic call of the Helmeted Hornbill. As typical for hornbills, the hornbill is a cave-breeder.