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Trumpeter Hornbill

Bycanistes bucinator

Hornbills belong to the family ‘Bucerotidae’ and there are over 50 species found in Africa and Asia.

measurements

Measurements

Size: 50 - 55cm
Weight: Male – 607 - 941g, Female – 452 - 670g

habitat

Habitat

These hornbills are found in southeast Africa and mainly live in wooded areas, including deciduous forests and mangroves.

diet

Diet

Hornbills are omnivores, they have a varied diet including plants and fruits as well as frogs, reptiles, crabs and small birds. They swallow food whole and then regurgitate the indigestible parts later.

behaviour

Breeding

During nesting, the female will seal herself into a hole in a tree with a gap just big enough for her beak. She will lay between 1 to 5 eggs and the male will feed her while she incubates them. The eggs hatch after around 30 days.

threat

Conservation

The trumpeter hornbill is not classed as endangered as they have a large range and the population appears stable.

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