French: Calao de Gingi German: Keilschwanztoko Spanish: Cálao gris indio
NE Pakistan (Punjab), S Nepal and NW Bangladesh S through most of India (except SW & E coasts).
50 cm; male 375 g. Small, silvery-grey and white hornbill, tail long and graduated with dark and light tip. Male has blackish bill and narrow casque, latter with protruding... read more
A series of well-spaced high-pitched penetrating squeals, sometimes given in rapid succession.
Deciduous woodland, parkland and open thorn-forest, especially among scattered fig trees and in... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly small fruits, especially figs; also takes various insects, lizards, mice and nestlings; rarely, flower petals. Flies from tree to... read more
Little known. Lays mainly in Feb or May–Jun, at end of dry season. Possibly co-operative at times, with additional male helpers. Nest... read more
Generally resident, except for some local movements to keep track of fruiting trees; at such times... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread, and often common in wide range of habitats. Extensive range includes several reserve areas. Also co-exists well with human rural... read more
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