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-[[Image:Black_Hornbill.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Juvenile Black Hornbill <br />Photo by {{user|MountainMan|MountainMan}} <br />Location: Similajau National Park, Bintulu, East [[Malaysia]] ]]+[[Image:45273PN-BlackHornbilla.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Male, a variant with white/greyish supercillium <br />Photo by {{user|TSWong|TSWong}}<br />Tawau, Sabah, September 2006]]
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;[[:Category:Anthracoceros|Anthracoceros]] malayanus ;[[:Category:Anthracoceros|Anthracoceros]] malayanus
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==Identification== ==Identification==
-Black plumage, horn shaped bill often topped by a large casque. +76cm<br />
 +Black plumage, horn shaped bill often topped by a large casque. <br />
 +'''Females''' have blackish bills and reddish facial skin
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-[[Thailand]], [[Malaysia]], [[Indonesia]] and [[Brunei]].+Endemic to Southeast [[Asia]]: found in [[Indochina]], [[Vietnam]], [[Thailand]], [[Malaysia]], [[Malay Peninsula]], [[Brunei]], [[Borneo]], [[Indonesia]], [[Greater Sundas]], [[Sumatra]]
- +
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
-There are 2 subspecies+[[Image:Black Hornbillfem.jpg|thumb|300px|right|Female<br />Photo by {{user|kctsang|kctsang}}<br />Kinabatangan River, Sabah, May 2009]]
-* ''A. m. malayanus''+Monotypic<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>
-* ''A. m. deminutus''+
 +Subspecies ''deminutus'' is usually considered invalid<sup>[[#References|[2]]]</sup>
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
Lowland forest. Lowland forest.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
 +[[Image:Black_Hornbill.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Juvenile<br />Photo by {{user|MountainMan|MountainMan}} <br />Similajau National Park, Bintulu, East [[Malaysia]], October 2005]]
 +====Diet====
The diet includes fruit, grasshoppers, locusts, small reptiles and amphibians. The diet includes fruit, grasshoppers, locusts, small reptiles and amphibians.
- +====Vocalisation====
 +Not as noisy as the other Hornbills
 +==References==
 +#{{Ref-Clements6thDec08}}#Avibase
 +#London Zoo
 +#BF Member observations
 +{{ref}}
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Anthracoceros+malayanus}} {{GSearch|Anthracoceros+malayanus}}
[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Anthracoceros]] [[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Anthracoceros]]

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Male, a variant with white/greyish supercillium Photo by TSWongTawau, Sabah, September 2006
Male, a variant with white/greyish supercillium
Photo by TSWong
Tawau, Sabah, September 2006
Anthracoceros malayanus

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Identification

76cm
Black plumage, horn shaped bill often topped by a large casque.
Females have blackish bills and reddish facial skin

Distribution

Endemic to Southeast Asia: found in Indochina, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Brunei, Borneo, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra

Taxonomy

FemalePhoto by kctsangKinabatangan River, Sabah, May 2009
Female
Photo by kctsang
Kinabatangan River, Sabah, May 2009

Monotypic[1]

Subspecies deminutus is usually considered invalid[2]

Habitat

Lowland forest.

Behaviour

JuvenilePhoto by MountainMan Similajau National Park, Bintulu, East Malaysia, October 2005
Juvenile
Photo by MountainMan
Similajau National Park, Bintulu, East Malaysia, October 2005

Diet

The diet includes fruit, grasshoppers, locusts, small reptiles and amphibians.

Vocalisation

Not as noisy as the other Hornbills

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. London Zoo
  4. BF Member observations

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