Alternative name: Montano's Hornbill
- Anthracoceros montani
50cm. A medium-sized hornbill, the only one in its range.
- All black plumage
- White tail
- Black bill and blade-like casque
- Black bare skin around eye and on throat
Females are smaller and have a smaller bill and casque.
Juveniles have a smaller, greenish-yellow bill without casque.
Endemic to the Sulu Archipelago in the southern Philippines.
Critically endangerend. Has disappear on many islands due to habitat loss, hunting and cagebird trade. Fewer than 20 pairs left on Tawitawi, most probably extinct on Jolo and Sanga Sanga islands.
This is a monotypic species.
Its exact relationship with the other species of the genus is uncertain.
Evergreen forest in lowlands and highlands.
Feeds on fruit, small lizards and some insects.
Usually seen in pairs.
Breeding little known. One reported nest was in a tall tree and contained 2 fledglings.
- 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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