Distribution: southwestern area of China's Ynnnan Province and southeastern Tibet, India, Southeast Asia, Malaysian Peninsula and Sumatra.
Great Pied Hornbills are 125cm long and only live in tropical low-lying evergreen forests. Wild berries are its main food. It has a special habit of building a nest. The female, which is hatching the eggs, stays inside a tree hole. The male covers the hole with mud and only leaves a small area for him to pass food to the female. After the nestling hatches, the female breaks out of the nest. Then, the couple cover the tree hole with mud again and feed their nestlings until the latter in turn break out of the nest.
They receive first grade national protection.