Von der Decken's Hornbill (Tockus deckeni) - HBW 6, p. 496
French: Calao de Decken
Spanish: Toco Keniata
Other common names: Decken’s Hornbill; Jackson’s Hornbill (jacksoni)
Taxonomy: Buceros (Rhynchaceros) Deckeni Cabanis, 1869, Seyidie Province, Kenya.
Closest to T. leucomelas and T. flavirostris, but also close to T. monteiri and T. erythrorhynchus, based on similar calls and behaviour, and DNA studies. Race jacksoni distinctive, often considered a separate species. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- deckeni (Cabanis, 1869) - Ethiopia, S Somalia, Kenya (except NW) and Tanzania.
- jacksoni (Ogilvie-Grant, 1891) - SE Sudan, NE Uganda and NW Kenya.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 25 videos
A female perched on a branch, looking around. Locality Dallas Zoo, Dallas, Texas, USA (United States) (ssp jacksoni)
Josep del Hoyo 18 June 2012 2 years ago 14 sec 3.8
A male taking a piece of bread from the ground and bringing it to a tree. Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp deckeni)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2005 8 years ago 22 sec 3.8
An adult bird at the nest entrance, then the pair together Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya (ssp jacksoni)
Rigdon Currie 31 December 2002 6 years ago 31 sec 3.7
A male in a tree rubbing its bill, then going to the ground to feed. Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp deckeni)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2005 8 years ago 20 sec 3.7
bird sitting on a bush Locality Lake Baringo, Kenya
Keith and Lynn Youngs 29 November 2013 34 weeks ago 24 sec 3.6
A female in a tree, preening. Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp deckeni)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2005 8 years ago 24 sec 3.6
PhotosSee all 37 photos
A bird on a branch.
Locality Plock Zoo, Plock, Masovian Province, Poland
Artur Kwiatkowski 31 May 2009 3 years ago 3.8
Locality London Zoo, London, England, Great Britain (ssp deckeni)
Tomasz Doroń 23 August 2008 2 years ago 3.8
Locality Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Kenya
maurizioravasini 27 November 2011 32 weeks ago 3.8
Locality Nechisar National Park, Ethiopia
Marco Valentini 6 January 2012 1 year ago 3.8
A female perched low in a tree.
Locality Lake Langano (Wabe Shebelle) Hotel, Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp deckeni)
David Beadle 3 February 2009 1 year ago 3.8
Female perched, waiting for food from the male.
Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya
David Valentin 23 May 2012 1 year ago 3.8