French: Calao à joues brunes German: Braunwangen-Hornvogel Spanish: Cálao caripardo
Cape Coast, West Africa (Ghana)
Sierra Leone, S Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana; unconfirmed record from Togo.
60–70 cm; one female 921 g. Medium-sized to large black hornbill with white rump, tail-coverts and belly, broad white trailing edge to wings, white tail with broad... read more
A series of hoarse, nasal, descending barks “rrah...rrah...rrah...rrah...” or “rack kack kak-kak-... read more
Extensive stands of tall lowland evergreen primary and mature secondary forest, but locally in very... read more
Food and feeding
Diet not as well known as that of formerly conspecific B. albotibialis, but said to feed mainly on insects during the post-... read more
Very poorly known. Probably lays mainly in Sept–Nov in Liberia, when males can be seen alone, and in Ghana observed taking food to... read more
Generally sedentary, but is apparently nomadic during non-breeding season in Liberia, in flocks of... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Formerly considered Near Threatened. Probably the most threatened African hornbill. Restricted to Upper Guinea forests, where it occurs in S Guinea, Sierra Leone... read more
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