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Austen's Brown Hornbill
Range northeastern India and south to Vietnam and northern Thailand.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Bucerotiformes
Family Bucerotidae
Genus Anorrhinus
Species Anorrhinus austeni
Conservation Status
Near Threatened

The Austen's brown hornbill (Anorrhinus austeni), is a species of hornbill found in forests from northeastern northeastern India and south to Vietnam and northern Thailand. It is often included as a subspecies of Tickell's brown hornbill.

At about 60–65 cm (24–26 in) in length, it is a medium sized hornbill, dark brown above and red-brown below. The male has brighter rufous cheeks and throat. Juveniles of both sexes resemble adult males.

It inhabits evergreen and deciduous hill forest from foothills to 1500 m.

It breeds co-cooperatively, in groups.

Habitat loss to logging and agriculture is known to be prevalent within its range.

The binomial commemorates the ornithologist Samuel Tickell.