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Category:Tockus

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Genus: Tockus

[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 they bow their head while uttering clucking calls
  • 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

Tockus is a genus in the Family Bucerotidae.
Long-tailed Hornbill is often included in this genus. Some species have been moved to the genera Lophoceros and Horizocerus.


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

[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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