- Lophoceros alboterminatus
- Black back
- Black wings
- White belly
- White tipped, long tail feathers
- Yellow iris
- Red bill
- Casque on the upper mandible (females have smaller casque)
Sub-Saharan Africa east of 10°E.
Western Africa: Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi
Southern Africa: Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland
This is a monotypic species.
Three subspecies alboterminatus, geloensis and suahelicus are not generally recognised.
Formerly placed in the genus Tockus.
Inland, coastal, highland and riverine evergreen forests; coastal dunes and mixed grassland forest areas.
The diet includes aerially hawked insects, small rodents, frogs, seeds and fruits.
The 4-5 white eggs are incubated for 25-30 days; the young fledge about 8 weeks later.
- 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/
- BF Member observations
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