Hemprich's Hornbill (Tockus hemprichii) - HBW 6, p. 492
French: Calao de Hemprich
Spanish: Toco Abisinio
Taxonomy: Buceros (Lophoceros) Hemprichii Ehrenberg, 1833, Archiko, Ethiopia.
Most closely related to superspecies formed by T. alboterminatus, T. bradfieldi and T. fasciatus, having similar whistling calls and head-up display posture with wings closed. In past, birds of N Kenya occasionally separated as race exsul. Monotypic.
Distribution: Ethiopia, Djibouti and N Somalia to SE Sudan, NE Uganda and N & NW Kenya.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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Locality Lake Langano (Wabe Shebelle) Hotel, Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Markus Lilje 6 December 2009 11 hours ago ADDED TODAY! 4
A bird on a rock
Locality Djibouti (Monotypic species)
Frederic Pelsy 5 March 2005 5 weeks ago 4
Locality Gondar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Adam Riley 26 January 2012 1 year ago 4
Couple of adults perched in a tree
Locality Yirga Alem, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
MichaelP 16 October 2014 1 year ago 4
An adult perched low in shrubbery.
Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 4 February 2009 3 years ago 4
Single bird perched in a tree
Locality Lake Baringo, Kenya
Rick Simpson 17 October 2009 6 years ago 4
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