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.
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VideosSee all 27 videos
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 8 years ago 32 sec 4.4
A bird feeding on figs. Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 1 February 2010 3 years ago 21 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 3 years ago 29 sec 4.2
A male bringing berries for the family and flying away Locality Khao Yai National Park, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Soon Chye Ng 2000 8 years ago 14 sec 3.9
Two bird feeding on figs in a fig tree and fly away. Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 1 February 2010 3 years ago 58 sec 3.9
A female in a tree, feeding on figs. Locality Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand, India (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 February 2008 4 years ago 44 sec 3.8
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Eating black seeds in the trees along the roadside. Geliphu Rd.
Locality Tingtibi, Zhemgang District, Bhutan
Lee Hunter 30 April 2013 2 hours ago ADDED TODAY! 5
A male perched
Locality Masinagudi, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (Monotypic species)
vasanthan.p.j 20 February 2012 1 year ago 3.8
The Great Indian Hornbill
Locality Ratnagiri District, Konkan Division, Maharashtra, India (Monotypic species)
nikhil_ambekar 15 February 2012 30 weeks ago 3.8
Portrait of a adult male (red iris).
Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany (Monotypic species)
Tomasz Doroń 6 October 2009 1 year ago 3.6
An adult eating a juvenile House Sparrow that has captured just before.
Locality Barcelona Zoo, Barcelona, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain (Monotypic species)
gemma aznar 22 May 2010 2 years ago 3.5
Just along the road
Locality Khao Yai National Park, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand
Daniêl Jimenez 24 May 2007 4 years ago 3.5