Helmeted Hornbill

Helmeted Hornbill

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Helmeted Hornbill by Barry Bowerman
Species Info
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Family: 
BUCEROTIDAE
Order: 
BUCEROTIFORMES
Genus: 
Rhinoplax
Species: 
vigil
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Forster, 1781)
Synonyms: 
Buceros vigil|Buceros vigil subspecies vigil|Buceros vigil subspecies vigil|Buceros vigil subspecies vigil
Common names (Spa): 
Clao de Casco
Medium: 
Acrylic
Artist Statement: 
I was intrigued by this bird's unique appearance and at the same time distressed on how they are exploited for their helmeted hornbill. I hope that this initiative brings awareness and assists with the conservation of this bird specie.