The queen in her dynasty
The rufous-necked hornbill (Aceros nipalensis)
It is a species of hornbill in northeastern India, especially in Arunachal Pradesh, Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
It is locally extinct in Nepal due to hunting and significant loss of habitat. There are 10,000 adults left in the wild. With a length of about 117 centimetres, it is among the largest Bucerotine hornbills.
The underparts, neck and head are rich rufous in the male, but black in the female.
The nesting period is from March to June, the trees preferred are tall and have broad girths. These hornbill communities move between one forest to another depending on seasonally to forage from fruiting trees that change with local conditions.
Conservation Status: Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1)
Shot was taken on March , 2018
Mahananda Wildlife sanctuary, West Bengal, India
Canon EOS 700D 55-250mm