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Indian Peafowl Feathers. Credit: USFWS

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Hornbill Skulls
Credit: USFWS.

Hornbill Skulls

Common Name: Various African hornbill species
Scientific Name: Bucerotidae (hornbill family)
Protected Status: Not protected by U.S. law or international treaty.
Laboratory Section: Morphology
What’s the Story? Although most Asian hornbills are protected, the African species are not. There is growing concern that these birds are threatened by habitat loss and the trade in "bush meat."

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