In which of the following regions of India are you most likely to come across the ‘Great Indian Hornbill’ in its natural habitat?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2016 Prelims]
(a) Sand deserts of northwest India
(b) Higher Himalayas of Jammu and Kashmir
(c) Salt marshes of western Gujarat
(d) Western Ghats
- The Great Indian Hornbill, which is also referred to as the Great Hornbill, Concave-Casqued Hornbill, or Great Pied Hornbill, inhabits the Indian subcontinent and various nations in Southeast Asia.
- It holds significant cultural importance for numerous Indian tribes.
- This bird is frequently hunted for its meat, fat, and various body parts, such as its tail feathers and casque.
- Hornbill is the state bird of Kerela, Arunachal Pradesh, and the Chin State of Myanmar.