French: Calao longibande German: Elstertoko Spanish: Toco blanquinegro del Congo
Other common names:
African Pied Hornbill (when lumped with L. semifasciatus)
SE Nigeria to S Chad and E to South Sudan and Uganda, S to N Angola and SC DRCongo.
50 cm; male 250–316 g, female 227–260 g. Small, glossy black hornbill with white belly. Male has white outer tail feathers; bill pale yellow with dark red at tip... read more
A long series of shrill, piping whistles “peeu..peeu..peeu..”. Sometimes delivered in more rhythmic... read more
Lowland evergreen forest and adjacent patches of secondary forest, also gallery forest, dense... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects and fruit, in about equal proportions by number; also takes some spiders, and small vertebrates such as tree-frogs,... read more
Little known. Lays generally in drier months, Jan–Apr in W Africa, Sept–Feb in Gabon, and Jul–Sept in Congo, with various... read more
Sedentary and probably territorial over much of range. Forms flocks in non-breeding season, usually... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread over huge range, and locally common to very common. One of few hornbill species of lowland forest to adapt readily to secondary and even... read more
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