Mindoro Hornbill

Scientific Name
Penelopides mindorensis
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Conservation Status
Endangered (EN)

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The Mindoro Hornbill (Penelopides mindorensis) is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is endemic to forests on Mindoro in the Philippines. As is the case with all Philippine tarictic hornbills, it has been considered a subspecies of P. panini. It is the only tarictic hornbill where both sexes are creamy-white and black. The sexes are very similar, and primarily differ in the colour of the ocular ring (pinkish-white in the male, blue in the female). The Mindoro Tarictic Hornbill is threatened by habitat loss, and is consequently considered endangered by IUCN The mindoro tarictic is not currently being kept in captivity.