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Quick Facts
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Bucerotidae
Genus: Ceratogymna
Species: bucinator

Length: 23 - 26 inches
Weight: 1 - 1.5 lbs
Wing span: 24 inches
Incubation: 15 days
Offspring: 2 - 4

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Trumpeter Hornbill

Ceratogymna bucinator

Rubbing bill on limb (493 KB)

The Trumpeter hornbill, like all hornbills, has a familiar casqueWhat does casque mean? on the top of its bill. This extension of the bill is larger in males than in females. The plumage is mostly black, but has some white or gray as well. The skin around the eye ranges from bright pink to dark purple. The feet and bill are mainly black.


The Trumpeter hornbill eats mostly fruit, but also eats flying insects on occasion. Fruit is not as common as insects, so they fly long distances in search of fruit-bearing trees.


riverine forest, dense woodlands and savannaWhat does savanna mean?.


The Trumpeter hornbill is a gregariousWhat does gregarious mean? bird, roosting in groups that range from 3 to 13 individuals.


The female Trumpeter hornbill lays between 2 and 4 eggs in a nest that is a natural hole in a tree. The eggs hatch after a 15-day incubationWhat does incubation mean? period.

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