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Alternative name: Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill
60-70cm. A large black hornbill with white tips on outer tail feathers
Juveniles are similar to females but their bill is much smaller and they lack the casque
Patchily distributed in the forests of western and central Africa from Guinea and Sierra Leone east to South Sudan and western Uganda, south to northwest Angola and southern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Also on Bioko Island.
Primary lowland evergreen forest. Also in adjacent secondary forest, gallery forest and plantations.
Little known about breeding. Possibly a co-operative breeder. They nest in tree cavities. Lays 1-2 eggs.
The diet includes fruits. Forages mainly in the canopy but also on the ground for seeds and insects.
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