Red-billed Hornbill - Tockus erythrorhynchus

Length 1.1 ft (35.0 cm)
Weight M: 4.4-7.8 oz (124-220 g), F: 3.2-7.1 oz (90-200 g)
Clutch Size 2-7
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Red-billed Hornbill are found in savanna and woodlands in sub-Saharan Africa. Sexes are similar but the female has a smaller bill. The nest is blocked off with a plaster wall made of mud, droppings and fruit pulp. Both the female and eggs are inside of this nest. A small hole is left in the wall so the male can provide food to the mother and chicks. When the nest becomes too small, the female will break out, she will rebuild the wall and then both parents will continue to feed the chicks.

Diet includes insects, fruits and seeds.

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