Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator) - HBW 6, p. 519
French: Calao trompette
Spanish: Cálao Trompetero
Taxonomy: Buceros bucinator [sic] Temminck, 1824, Knysna, South Africa.
Genus sometimes merged with Ceratogymna. Monotypic.
Distribution: N & NE Angola and S Zaire across to S Kenya, and S to NE Namibia, N Botswana, E Zimbabwe and E South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 14 videos
A pair perched, the male calling Locality Birdworld, Farnham, Surrey, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 27 April 2007 6 years ago 48 sec 4.4
A pair showing allopreening, and then a close-up of the bill of the male Locality Bronx Zoo, New York City, New York, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 29 June 2005 7 years ago 25 sec 4.3
Trumpeting Locality iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2013 39 weeks ago 52 sec 4.3
One bird in a tree, seen from different points of view, calling Locality iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2013 41 weeks ago 38 sec 4.1
A bird in a tree Locality Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2013 40 weeks ago 40 sec 4
Bird feeding in bush near Victoria Falls. Locality Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe (ssp Monotypic species )
Doug and Denise Norris 15 October 2008 1 year ago 26 sec 4
PhotosSee all 20 photos
A male perched.
Locality Chobe National Park, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 19 November 2011 2 years ago 4.5
Two birds on a tree
Locality iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Roland Bischoff 14 July 2005 40 weeks ago 4.3
An adult female -note the relatively small fore-shortened casque.
Locality Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Reserve, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Steve Garvie 8 August 2007 4 years ago 4.3
Near the waterfalls
Locality Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe
Marco Valentini 25 August 2011 2 years ago 4.3
High above on a branch against a blue sky
Locality Livingstone (Maramba), Southern Province, Zambia
Lee Hunter 11 August 2010 1 year ago 4
Caught him right on time for breakfast
Locality St Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Simphiwe 30 November 2013 38 weeks ago 3.9