Family Hornbills (Bucerotidae)

Least Concern

Bushy-crested Hornbill (Anorrhinus galeritus)


Taxonomy

French: Calao largup German: Kurzschopf-Hornvogel Spanish: Cálao crestado
Taxonomy:

Buceros galeritus

Temminck

, 1831,

Pontianak, Borneo

.

Has been considered distinct from congeners and thus treated as sole member of genus (austeni and tickelli then placed in Ptilolaemus). Birds from S Myanmar and Malay Peninsula sometimes separated as race carinatus and those from Borneo as minor, but neither seems sufficiently distinct. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Extreme S Myanmar and S Thailand S through Peninsular Malaysia (including Pinang I) to Sumatra, and N Natuna Is and Borneo.

Descriptive notes

65–70 cm; 1134–1247 g. Medium-sized, dark brown hornbill with green sheen on back, grey-brown tail with broad black end, and bare circumorbital region and throat... read more

Voice

Groups audible up to 1·6 km distant, uttering a somewhat gull-like, high-pitched communal... read more

Habitat

Evergreen closed-canopy forest, at up to 1800 m on Sumatra and 1220 m in mainland SE Asia (once... read more

Food and feeding

Fruits; also cicadas and other insects, and lizards and frogs, with record of captive hornbill predating Oriental Magpie-robin (... read more

Breeding

Lays at various times of year (Feb, May in Peninsular Malaysia, Jan, Mar, May–Jun, Aug–Sept, Dec in Borneo), when food abundant... read more

Movements

Sedentary and territorial, with no reports of movements other than dispersal of immatures.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Widespread, but only locally common, at densities of 1·2–5·6 km2/per group, although these vary... read more

Recommended citation

Kemp, A.C., Kirwan, G.M. & Sharpe, C.J. (2017). Bushy-crested Hornbill (Anorrhinus galeritus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/55884 on 23 November 2017).