Hornbills (Bucerotidae)

Hemprich's Hornbill (Tockus hemprichii) - HBW 6, p. 492

French: Calao de Hemprich German: Hemprichtoko 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.

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