Q. With reference to “Great Hornbill”, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is the state bird of Arunachal Pradesh & Kerala.
2. It is given legal protection under Schedule 1 of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
3. It has been provided Endangered status under IUCN list.
Which of the following is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A

About Great Hornbill 

The great hornbill (Buceros bicornis) is also known as the concave-casqued hornbill, great Indian hornbill or great pied hornbill. It is one of the larger members of the hornbill family. It is found in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. 

The most prominent feature of the Great Hornbill is the bright yellow and black casque (hard structure on the head of some birds) on top of its massive bill. 

Festival: The Hornbill Festival celebrated in Nagaland is named after the bird – Hornbill, which is the most revered and admired bird for the Nagas. 

Cultural Symbol: They are the cultural symbols of some ethnic communities in the northeast, specifically the Nyishi of Arunachal Pradesh. 

State Bird: Great Hornbill is the state bird of Arunachal Pradesh and Kerala. 

IUCN Status: Vulnerable 

Indian Wildlife Protection Act,1972: Schedule I