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 21 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 23 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 22 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 48 weeks ago 26 sec 4
PhotosSee all 16 photos
A male perched.
Locality Chobe National Park, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 19 November 2011 2 years ago 4.4
Two birds on a tree
Locality iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Roland Bischoff 14 July 2005 22 weeks ago 4.3
Near the waterfalls
Locality Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe
Marco Valentini 25 August 2011 2 years 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 3 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 20 weeks ago 3.9