French: Calao de Monteiro German: Monteirotoko Spanish: Toco angoleño
Toccus [sic] monteiri
SW Angola (N to Catumbela) and NW & C Namibia.
50 cm; male 370 g, female 269–423 g. Small hornbill, dark grey, brown and white, with pale stripe behind eye, white-spotted wing-coverts, and outer tail feathers all... read more
A fast series of low-pitched, clucking notes, accelerating into bisyllabic ones “koh-koh-koh-koh-... read more
Dry scrub and open thornbush savanna, mainly among stony hills or on adjacent flats.
Food and feeding
Eats mainly insects, of wide variety, especially grasshoppers and large spiny crickets; also, some fruits, seeds, flowers and underground... read more
Lays Oct–Mar, c. 1 month after first good fall of rain, but mostly in Jan–Mar. Territorial in pairs. Determined in one study to... read more
Sedentary in some areas of higher rainfall, but rains generally unpredictable. During dry season,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common and widespread within limited range. Occurs mainly in inhospitable areas of low human population density, including a few large... read more
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