Wreathed hornbill

Their beaks are tools for everything from cracking open fruits to catching insects mid-air – talk about multitasking!

Aparajita Datta

A magnificent large bird found in the forests of Southeast Asia, with males weighing up to 3 kg (7 pounds) and standing over a meter tall. They have a black body, white belly, and distinctive yellow throat patch. One of their most unique physical features is their large, curved bill, which can grow up to 30 cm (12 in) in length. The bill is yellow with a black stripe and a red tip.

One of the most unique behaviors of Wreathed Hornbills is their nesting habits. They build their nests in tree cavities, using mud, fruit pulp, and their own droppings to seal the entrance. The female will then remain inside the nest for several months, relying on the male to bring her food through a small opening in the seal. They are also known for their vocalizations. They produce a variety of sounds, including loud, honking calls that can be heard from a distance.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Bangladesh
2018
Breeding
Bhutan
2018
Breeding
Brunei
2018
Breeding
Cambodia
2018
Breeding
India
2018
Breeding
Indonesia
2018
Breeding
Laos
2018
Breeding
Malaysia
2018
Breeding
Myanmar
2018
Breeding
Thailand
2018
Breeding
Vietnam
2018
Breeding

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Flock

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore / Frugivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No