French: Calao de Palawan German: Palawanhornvogel Spanish: Cálao de Palawan
Calamian Is (Busuanga, Calawit and Culion), Palawan and Balabac I, in W Philippines.
55 cm; male 580–920 g. Medium-sized hornbill with all-black plumage, apart from white tail. Male has pale ivory-yellow casque and bill, with black base to lower... read more
A series of soft cackling “kiew” notes, similar to A. albirostris. Also a raucous “caaaww... read more
Inhabits primary and secondary evergreen forest; also enters mangrove swamps and sometimes... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruit, but insects and lizards also recorded in diet. Forages at any level, from canopy to ground, usually in small groups; groups... read more
Virtually nothing known. Male in breeding condition in Apr; one nest was photographed c. 20 m up in large tree, the entrance sealed and... read more
Probably sedentary in restricted island habitats.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Palawan EBA. Fragmented range, on no more than five islands, the three smallest of which are now largely cleared of... read more
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