- Tockus camurus
30cm. The smallest hornbill with a distinctive chestnut colour.
- Chestnut plumage with white-spotted wing-coverts and white edges to flight feathers
- White belly
- Bright red bill
- Brown bare skin around eye
Females are smaller and have a black tip on the bill.
Juveniles have smaller, pale orange bills.
Found in tropical Africa from southern Sierra Leone and southern Guinea east to western Uganda and south to northwestern Angola and southern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Widespread and common in parts of its range.
This is a monotypic species.
Bird west of Nigeria were formerly treated as race pulchrirostrirs.
Dense understorey of primary, secondary and gallery forest.
Occurs up to 800m.
Feeds mainly on insects, takes also lizards. Rarely fruit.
Usually seen in groups of 6 or more birds. Follows squirrels and driver-ants to forage for the insects they disturb.
Little known about breeding. Nests in a natural cavity in a tree, the entrance sealed to a narrow slit.
- 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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