Great Hornbill

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Great Hornbill

 

(Buceros bicornis), a bird of the Buceroti-dae family, order Coraciiformes.

The plumage of the great hornbill is black and white. There are two horny protuberances on the bill. The bird may reach about 120 cm in length. The great hornbill is found in forests of the lower belt of the mountains of Hindustan, eastern Indochina, and Malacca. It nests in hollow trees at a height of 3– m. The clutch usually contains two white eggs. When brooding, the female seals herself up in the hollow tree, closing the entrance with her own droppings and leaving a narrow opening through which the male can give her food. After the nestlings have hatched, the female abandons the nest and rebuilds the broken wall. Both she and the male feed the young birds. The great hornbill feeds mainly on fruits (sometimes damaging orchards), in addition to reptiles, rodents, and large insects.

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The species of comparison for secondary blood indices are from Bucorvus abyssinicus and Buceros bicornis also obtained by Fowler and Miller [15] since no studies have been made yet for these indices.
Attempted photodynamic therapy of squamous cell carcinoma in the casque of a great hornbill (Buceros bicornis).
An earlier attempt with PDT on a great hornbill (Buceros bicornis), (8) also with squamous cell carcinoma, described a transient limb paralysis, which was attributed to an ischemic or thromboembolic event because of vasoconstrictive effects of PDT.
SSCs have been described in various anatomic regions and in various avian species, including white storks (Ciconia ciconia), (2) Montagu harriers (Circus pygargus), (3) hornbills (Buceros bicornis), (4,5) domestic chickens, (6-8) and psittacine bird species, including cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus), (9) budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus), (10) Buffon macaws (Ara ambigua), (11) and salmon-crested cockatoos (Cacatua moluccensis).
Plattenepithelkarzinom bei einem Doppelhornvogel (Buceros bicornis).
Photodynamic therapy was used to treat squamous cell carcinoma in the casque of a great hornbill (Buceros bicornis) on 2 occasions at 8-week intervals.