Radar threatens rare Indian hornbills

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This 2017 video says about itself:

Watch Narcondam hornbill feeding its baby

The Narcondam hornbill (Rhyticeros narcondami) is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is endemic to the Indian island of Narcondam in the Andamans. Males and females have a distinct plumage. The Narcondom hornbill has the smallest home range out of all the species of Asian hornbills.

From mongabay.com:

World’s last 300 Narcondam hornbills threatened by radar facility off India

June 27, 2012

A plan to build a radar installation on a remote island puts the world’s only population of some 300 Narcondam Hornbills (Aceros narcondami) at risk, warns Conservation India.

The Indian Coast Guard has proposed a radar facility and diesel power generation station on Narcondam, a three-kilometer-by-four-kilometer island in the Andaman and Nicobar Island group. The plan includes clearing forest for a new road and increased human presence on the island. According…

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