- Lophoceros fasciatus
- Mainly black
- White belly and tail tip
- Long curved black and yellow bill
- Medium-sized casque
Sexes are similar, but the female has a smaller casque
Immature birds are duller, have a smaller bill, and no casque.
Western Africa: Senegambia, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Formerly placed in the genus Tockus.
- L. f. semifasciatus:
- Senegambia to just east of Niger River
- L. f. fasciatus:
Forests and scrub.
The nest is in a tree hole and 4 white eggs are laid. During incubation, the entrance is blocked leaving a small gap to enable the male to pass food through to the female and chicks. Eventually the female breaks out and rebuilds the wall. Both adults then feed the chicks.
The diet includes fruit and insects.
The call is a whistling pii-pii-pii-pii-.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/