Black Hornbill

Hornbills are named for their horn shaped beaks often topped by a large hollow chamber called a casque.


This is always more prominent in the male of the species. Hornbills are the only birds known with their first two cervical vertebrae fused, which most likely helps support their top-heavy beaks.

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Key Facts

Family:
Bucerotidae
Diet:
Fruit, insects and small rodents.
Life Span:
50 years captivity
Number of Young:
6 eggs
Distribution:
Asia – Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore.
Habitat:
Lowland and evergreen forests

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