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Bradfield's Hornbill

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Photo by safarirangerSavuti, Chobe National Park, Botswana, August 2008
Photo by safariranger
Savuti, Chobe National Park, Botswana, August 2008
Lophoceros bradfieldi


[edit] Identification

50-57 cm (19¾-22½ in)

  • White belly
  • Black back and wings
  • Yellow iris
  • Long white tail
  • Long red bill


  • Turquoise facial skin

[edit] Distribution

Photo by rafikiSavuti, Botswana
Photo by rafiki
Savuti, Botswana

Western Africa: southern Angola
Eastern Africa: south-western Zambia
Southern Africa: Namibia, northern Botswana, North-western Zimbabwe

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in the genus Tockus.

[edit] Habitat

Open mopane woodland and mixed thornveld.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet consists of large insects, such as beetles, termites, ants and locusts with the addition of a variety of seeds and other plant material.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2017)
  4. Wikipedia
  5. BF Member observations

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