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Hornbills (Bucerotidae)

African Pied Hornbill (Tockus fasciatus) - HBW 6, p. 492

French: Calao longibande German: Elstertoko Spanish: Toco Blanquinegro
Other common names: Allied/Pied(!)/Zande Hornbill, Black-and-white-tailed Hornbill

Taxonomy: Buceros fasciatus Shaw, 1811, Malimbe, Angola.
Forms a superspecies with T. alboterminatus and T. bradfieldi; closely related also to T. hemprichii, all having similar calls and displays. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • semifasciatus (Hartlaub, 1855) - Senegambia E to SW Nigeria.
  • fasciatus (Shaw, 1811) - SE Nigeria to S Chad and E to Uganda, S to N Angola and SC Zaire.

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