Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52299

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Coraciiformes
Family:Bucerotidae
Genus:Tockus
Genus species:Tockus flavirostris

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:50 cm
Identification:The yellow-billed hornbill has a yellow bill with red tip and cutting edges. The bare skin on the face and throat is red. The plumage is gray-black on the forehead to nape. It has a black mantle with a white center line. The wings and tail are black and white, and the eyes are a yellowish white.
Habitat:Savannas and semiarid regions
Diet:Carnivore: insects and small animals
Reproduction:Breeding occurs from September to March. Nests are built in tree holes. A breeding pair's 2-3 eggs have to be incubated for 24 days before they will hatch.
Hornbills are usually seen in pairs or small flocks.
Behavior:This species is ground-feeding.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The yellow-billed hornbill can become tame very easily and is often found near human dwellings.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Africa Date:1958-1988 Subjects:perching birds
Yellow-billed hornbill
Hornbills
Coraciiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52299