French: Calao à joues grises German: Grauwangen-Hornvogel Spanish: Cálao carigrís
Other common names:
P. L. Sclater
Subspecies and Distribution
B. s. subcylindricus
(P. L. Sclater, 1871) – Sierra Leone, NE Liberia and Ivory Coast E to W Nigeria (delta of R Niger).
B. s. subquadratus
Cabanis & Schütt, 1880 – Nigeria (E of R Niger), Cameroon and Central African Republic E to S South Sudan, and S to N & E DRCongo, Uganda, SW Kenya and NW Tanzania; also NE Angola.
60–70 cm; male 1078–1525 g, female 1000–1250 g. Medium-sized to large black hornbill with white rump, tail-coverts and belly, broad white trailing edge to... read more
A series of loud, nasal barks “aanh...aanh...aanh...aanh”, sometimes given in a fast sequence like... read more
Ecotone between evergreen forest, or forest patches, and secondary forest, also tall deciduous... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruit, from at least 41 plant genera, and especially figs; also small animals, mainly insects, but including millipedes, snails,... read more
Probably aseasonal, lays in Jan–May in C Africa, mainly Aug–Mar in E Africa. Monogamous in pairs. Nest in natural cavity 9... read more
Ranges locally in search of fruiting trees, but usually in pairs; only occasionally larger flocks... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Local and uncommon in much of W Africa and Angola, but more common in some parts; still common in C & E Africa, especially along R Congo. Occurs... read more
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