French: Calao de Bradfield German: Felsentoko Spanish: Toco de Bradfield
S & SE Angola, NE Namibia, SW Zambia, N Botswana and W Zimbabwe.
50 cm; 170–395 g. Small, pale brown hornbill with white belly and white tip of tail. Male has whitish stripe behind pale orange eye, orange bill with yellow band across... read more
High-pitched, loud, whistling calls, given either as single notes (e.g. in alarm) or in series,... read more
Deciduous Baikiaea, Guibourtia and Pterocarpus woodland on sandy soils,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly arthropods, especially beetles and termites (also locusts, mantids, ants, bugs and maggots), augmented by various seeds (... read more
Lays at start of wet season, in Sept–Dec (peak Nov in Zimbabwe); second attempts Mar. Monogamous, but probably only territorial... read more
Sedentary and territorial when breeding. During dry season (May–Sept in Zambia), forms loose... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Only locally common, and with patchy distribution. Possibly resilient to changes in habitat through ability to wander in search of food and nest-... read more
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