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Red billed Hornbill


Red billed Hornbill

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COMMON NAME: red-billed hornbill

KINGDOM: Animalia

PHYLUM: Chordata


ORDER: Coraciiformes

FAMILY: Bucerotidae

GENUS SPECIES: Tockus erythrorhynchus

DESCRIPTION: Red-billed hornbills have a thin, red bill and pale head with dark gray, neck and white face. Their body is sooty brown with white stripe down center, white belly, black with white spotted primaries, and black tail. Males and females are similar in appearance, but males are slightly larger.

SIZE: 50-60 cm (19-24 in.) total length

WEIGHT: Less than .45 kg (less than 1 lb.)

DIET: Primarily insects, but will also take geckos, birds' eggs and nestlings; occasionally, they will scavenge dead rodents

INCUBATION: 23-25 days

CLUTCH SIZE 3-5 eggs


LIFE SPAN: Averages about 15 years

RANGE:Senegal, Africa to Ethiopia and Somalia and south to Kenya, Botswana, Angola and Mozambique

HABITAT: Open savanna, woodland and thorn scrub

POPULATION: GLOBAL Not evenly distributed, but are locally abundant

FEEDING: They are omnivorous, taking insects, fruit and seeds. They feed mainly on the ground and will form flocks outside the breeding season.




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