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 male picking up prey and flying away Locality Abijatta-Shalla National Park, Ethiopia (ssp deckeni)
Keith Blomerley 12 April 2002 7 years ago 8 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 9 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 7 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 9 years ago 20 sec 3.7
bird sitting on a bush Locality Lake Baringo, Kenya
Keith and Lynn Youngs 29 November 2013 1 year 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 9 years ago 24 sec 3.6
PhotosSee all 43 photos
A male on a tree
Locality Tsavo West National Park, Kenya
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 20 March 2014 15 weeks ago 4
A male and a female in the early morning , Tarangire Nat.Park
Locality Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Cindywutsch 7 September 2012 2 years ago 4
Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya
David Valentin 23 May 2012 2 years ago 4
A closeup of a male
Locality Antwerp Zoo, Antwerp Province, Belgium
Jonathan Beilby 25 October 2008 6 years ago 4
A bird on a branch.
Locality Plock Zoo, Plock, Masovian Province, Poland
Artur Kwiatkowski 31 May 2009 4 years ago 3.8
Locality London Zoo, London, England, Great Britain (ssp deckeni)
Tomasz Doroń 23 August 2008 3 years ago 3.8