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 21 videos
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 7 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 5 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 7 years ago 20 sec 3.7
A female preening in a tree. Locality Dallas Zoo, Dallas, Texas, USA (United States) (ssp jacksoni)
Josep del Hoyo 18 June 2012 41 weeks ago 20 sec 3.6
A female perched on a branch, looking around. Locality Dallas Zoo, Dallas, Texas, USA (United States) (ssp jacksoni)
Josep del Hoyo 18 June 2012 41 weeks ago 14 sec 3.4
Moving around a dead tree making muted calls Locality London Zoo, London, England, Great Britain
Joe Angseesing 24 February 2013 15 weeks ago 31 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 31 photos
Am immature perched in a tree.
Locality Arero, Ethiopia (ssp deckeni)
David Beadle 30 January 2009 21 weeks ago 3.8
Locality London Zoo, London, England, Great Britain (ssp deckeni)
Tomasz Doroń 23 August 2008 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 21 weeks ago 3.8
Female perched, waiting for food from the male.
Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya
David Valentin 23 May 2012 22 weeks ago 3.8
looking for something at Robert´s Camp
Locality Lake Baringo, Kenya (ssp jacksoni )
Axel Gollnisch 14 December 2010 25 weeks ago 3.8
Close-up of a female.
Locality Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya (ssp jacksoni)
Ken Havard 14 February 2006 2 years ago 3.5