Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) - HBW 6, p. 503
French: Calao bicorne
Spanish: Cálao Bicorne
Other common names: Great Indian/Great Pied/Giant Hornbill, Concave-casqued Hornbill
Taxonomy: Buceros bicornis Linnaeus, 1758, Bengkulu, Sumatra.
Forms a superspecies with B. rhinoceros. Hybridization with latter reported both in wild and in captivity. Birds from Asian mainland have been separated as race homrai on basis of larger size, but variation seems to be clinal; SW Indian population described as race cavatus, but apparently inseparable from those in N of Subcontinent. Monotypic.
Distribution: Western Ghats (SW India); S Himalayas (Garhwal and Kumaon) E to NC Myanmar, S China (W Yunnan) and Vietnam, and S to Malay Peninsula and Sumatra.
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
VideosSee all 32 videos
adult regurgitating berries and feeding to begging fledgling Locality Peninsular Malaysia (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 3 August 2013 2 years ago 1 min 4.6
A bird feeding on figs. Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 1 February 2010 5 years ago 21 sec 4.6
A male bringing berries to the nest for the family Locality Khao Yai National Park, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Soon Chye Ng 2000 11 years ago 32 sec 4.3
A bird feeding and trying to reach for some figs. Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 1 February 2010 5 years ago 29 sec 4.3
A close-up of the head of a male Locality Bronx Zoo, New York City, New York, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 24 June 2005 8 years ago 25 sec 4.1
Great Hornbill feeding. Locality Zhemgang, Zhemgang District, Bhutan
Sonam Dorji 10 October 2014 42 weeks ago 5 sec 4
PhotosSee all 33 photos
Adult eating berries
Locality Samdrup Jongkhar District, Bhutan
Markus Lilje 14 February 2015 8 hours ago ADDED TODAY! 5
Eating black seeds in the trees along the roadside. Geliphu Rd.
Locality Tingtibi, Zhemgang District, Bhutan
Lee Hunter 30 April 2013 2 years ago 4.8
Locality Khao Sok National Park, Southern Thailand, Thailand
GunnarPettersson 16 January 2012 25 weeks ago 4.6
A female flying.
Locality Khao Yai National Park, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Kajornyot Krunkitsatien 15 November 2013 1 year ago 4.1
A male flying.
Locality Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam (Monotypic species)
Igor Palko 3 January 2010 1 year ago 4.1
An adult male on a branch
Locality Chester Zoo, Cheshire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Andy Emmerson 13 July 2014 37 weeks ago 4