Alternative name: Buffy-crested Hornbill
- Anorrhinus galeritus
65-70cm. A medium-sized, dark brown Hornbill
- Dark brown plumage with green sheen on back
- Grey-brown tail with broad black end
- Male with black bill, female with mostly yellow bill with black around base
- Floppy crest
- Blue bare skin around eye and on throat
Juveniles are similar to adult male, but with brown feather tips and a pale olive-green bill.
South-east Asia: found in extreme southern Myanmar, southern Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo and Penang Island.
Widespread but only locally common.
This is a monotypic species.
A painting of a Female
Artwork by bru.b
Moist lowland forest. Occurs up to 1800m.
Feeds on fruits. Takes also insects, lizards and frogs.
Forages in groups of 6 to 10 birds, mainly below the canopy.
Breeding related to availability of food. A co-operative breeder, a dominant pair breeds and other (mainly male) birds help. The nest is placed in a natural cavity. Lays 2-3 eggs.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and J Sargatal, eds. 2001. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 6: Mousebirds to Hornbills. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334306
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