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Genus: Lophoceros

[edit] Description

Several species of African Hornbills.

  • One of the smallest genus of all Hornbills
  • They live in savanna or woodland
  • They carry only a single item in the tip of the bill to the nest
  • They feed mainly on insects
  • In display the bill is raised skywards and whistling calls are uttered
  • Like other in other hornbills the entrance to the nest hole is sealed and the female stays on the nest being fed by the male

[edit] Taxonomy

Lophoceros is a genus in the Family Bucerotidae.
It was formerly included in the genus Tockus.
Long-tailed Hornbill is often included in this genus.

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

[edit] References

  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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