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Category:Bucerotidae - BirdForum Opus

Family: Bucerotidae


The Hornbills of Africa and Asia.
A very distinctive family of birds. They share:

  • A long, decurved bill surmounted by a casque (very large in some species)
  • Males are bigger than females
  • Black, white and grey as predominant plumage colours
  • Colorfoul bare parts (bill, bare skin around eye and throat)
  • Females of most species seal themself into her nest-cavity, leaving only a narrow slit open. The male passes the food through that slit.
  • Most species inhabit forests, some more open woodland savanna


Bucerotidae is a family in the order Bucerotiformes.
The two species of the genus Bucorvus are now placed in a separate family. Both families were formerly placed in the order Coraciiformes.

Family Bucerotidae viewedit

Genus Lophoceros viewedit
L. camurus Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill
L alboterminatus Crowned Hornbill
L. bradfieldi Bradfield's Hornbill
L. semifasciatus West African Pied Hornbill
L. fasciatus Congo Pied Hornbill
L. hemprichii Hemprich's Hornbill
L. nasutus African Grey Hornbill
L. pallidirostris Pale-billed Hornbill

Genus Tockus viewedit
T. flavirostris Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill
T. leucomelas Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill
T. jacksoni Jackson's Hornbill
T. deckeni Von der Decken's Hornbill
T. monteiri Monteiro's Hornbill
T. rufirostris Southern Red-billed Hornbill
T. damarensis Damara Red-billed Hornbill
T. ruahae Tanzanian Red-billed Hornbill
T. kempi Western Red-billed Hornbill
T. erythrorhynchus Northern Red-billed Hornbill

Genus Berenicornis viewedit
B. comatus White-crowned Hornbill

Genus Horizocerus viewedit
H. albocristatus Western Long-tailed Hornbill
H. cassini Eastern Long-tailed Hornbill
H. hartlaubi Western Dwarf Hornbill
H. granti Eastern Dwarf Hornbill

Genus Ceratogymna viewedit
C. atrata Black-casqued Hornbill
C. elata Yellow-casqued Hornbill

Genus Bycanistes viewedit
B. brevis Silvery-cheeked Hornbill
B. subcylindricus Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill
B. cylindricus Brown-cheeked Hornbill
B. albotibialis White-thighed Hornbill
B. bucinator Trumpeter Hornbill
B. fistulator Piping Hornbill

Genus Rhinoplax viewedit
R. vigil Helmeted Hornbill

Genus Buceros viewedit
B. hydrocorax Rufous Hornbill
B. rhinoceros Rhinoceros Hornbill
B. bicornis Great Hornbill

Genus Anorrhinus viewedit
A. galeritus Bushy-crested Hornbill
A. austeni Austen's Brown Hornbill
A. tickelli Tickell's Brown Hornbill

Genus Ocyceros viewedit
O. birostris Indian Grey Hornbill
O. griseus Malabar Grey Hornbill
O. gingalensis Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill

Genus Anthracoceros viewedit
A. malayanus Black Hornbill
A. montani Sulu Hornbill
A. coronatus Malabar Pied Hornbill
A. albirostris Oriental Pied Hornbill
A. marchei Palawan Hornbill

Genus Aceros viewedit
A. nipalensis Rufous-necked Hornbill

Genus Rhyticeros viewedit
R. cassidix Knobbed Hornbill
R. everetti Sumba Hornbill
R. undulatus Wreathed Hornbill
R. subruficollis Plain-pouched Hornbill
R. narcondami Narcondam Hornbill
R. plicatus Blyth's Hornbill

Genus Rhabdotorrhinus viewedit
R. exarhatus Sulawesi Hornbill
R. corrugatus Wrinkled Hornbill
R. waldeni Walden's Hornbill
R. leucocephalus Writhed Hornbill

Genus Penelopides viewedit
P. panini Visayan Hornbill
P. manillae Luzon Hornbill
P. mindorensis Mindoro Hornbill
P. samarensis Samar Hornbill
P. affinis Mindanao Hornbill


  1. 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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