The Oriental Hornbill is listed as "Least Concern" because of its adaptability and variety of food sources. It eats fruits, insects, rats, crabs, fish, spiders, centipedes, and scorpions. It thrives in jungle, forest, open grasslands, edge brush and tree areas, and even at beach resorts along the coast. The Oriental Hornbill is found throughout the Oriental region from southern Nepal and China, through India, Malaysia, and western Indonesia. Hornbills are my favorite world bird species and I continue to monitor their survival in our ever-changing world. Many hornbill species are not as fortunate and are threatened in their habitat by deforestation, hunting and poaching.