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 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 7 years ago 20 sec 3.7
bird sitting on a bush Locality Lake Baringo, Kenya
Keith and Lynn Youngs 29 November 2013 8 weeks ago 24 sec 3.6
A female preening in a tree. Locality Dallas Zoo, Dallas, Texas, USA (United States) (ssp jacksoni)
Josep del Hoyo 18 June 2012 1 year ago 20 sec 3.6
A female in a tree, preening. Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp deckeni)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2005 7 years ago 24 sec 3.6
close up of a male Locality Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
ANTHONY VILLAUME 12 April 2013 44 weeks ago 9 sec 3.5
A female perched on a branch, looking around. Locality Dallas Zoo, Dallas, Texas, USA (United States) (ssp jacksoni)
Josep del Hoyo 18 June 2012 1 year ago 14 sec 3.4
PhotosSee all 35 photos
Am immature perched in a tree.
Locality Arero, Ethiopia (ssp deckeni)
David Beadle 30 January 2009 1 year 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 6 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