Long-tailed Hornbill (Tropicranus albocristatus) - HBW 6, p. 496
French: Calao à huppe blanche
Spanish: Cálao Crestiblanco
Other common names: Crowned(!)/White-crowned(!)/White-crested Hornbill
Taxonomy: Buceros albo-cristatus Cassin, 1848, St Paul’s River, Liberia.
Often placed in genus Tockus, or occasionally in Berenicornis, but appears to be sufficiently distinct in behaviour and voice, as well as in some aspects of morphology, to merit treatment in monospecific genus. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- albocristatus (Cassin, 1848) - S Sierra Leone, S Guinea, Liberia and W Ivory Coast.
- macrourus (Bonaparte, 1850) - E Ivory Coast to Benin.
- cassini (Finsch, 1903) - Nigeria E to W Uganda, S to N Angola.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 15 videos
Dorsal view of a female perched on a trunk. Locality San Diego Zoo, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 19 June 2012 3 years ago 21 sec 4.7
A close-up of a male perched on a branch, looking around. Locality San Diego Zoo, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 19 June 2012 3 years ago 30 sec 4.7
A juvenile, and then an adult male, perched on a branch. Locality San Diego Zoo, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 19 June 2012 3 years ago 26 sec 4.6
A close-up of a male with a worm in the bill. Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany (ssp albocristatus)
Josep del Hoyo 21 March 2008 6 years ago 32 sec 4.5
A close-up of a male perched. Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2006 6 years ago 29 sec 4
A bird perched in a tree then flying away. Locality Semliki National Park, Uganda (ssp cassini)
Keith Blomerley 13 August 2002 51 weeks ago 22 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 17 photos
Locality Ipassa Reserve, Makokou, Ogooué-Ivindo Province, Gabon (ssp cassini)
Nik Borrow 22 July 2013 2 years ago 4.4
Locality Loango National Park, Ogooué-Maritime Province, Gabon (ssp cassini)
Markus Lilje 22 July 2015 18 weeks ago 4
A bird in flight in woodland
Locality Mundemba, Southwest Province, Cameroon (ssp cassini)
Lars Petersson 13 March 2012 1 year ago 3.9
A male perched in forest understory.
Locality Semliki National Park, Uganda (ssp cassini)
David Beadle 15 February 2014 1 year ago 3.6
A close-up of a adult bird.
Locality Parrot Park (NOP), Veldhoven, North Brabant Province, Netherlands (ssp albocristatus)
Tomasz Doroń 25 June 2009 4 years ago 3.6
Portrait of an adult bird.
Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany (ssp albocristatus)
Tomasz Doroń 1 October 2009 3 years ago 3.5