French: Calao des Sulu German: Suluhornvogel Spanish: Cálao de las Sulu
Relationships with congeners uncertain. Monotypic.
50 cm. Medium-sized hornbill, all black but for white tail. Male with bill and blade-like casque black; bare skin around eye and bare throat skin black; eyes creamy. Female... read more
A fast series of nasal cackles ending in a few louder notes “ca-ca-ca-ca-ca-CRAW-CIAW”, with the... read more
Evergreen dipterocarp forest, in lowland and highlands.
Food and feeding
Reported to eat fruit, small lizards and some insects, but few details. Recorded in pairs at fruiting trees in forest, or visiting isolated... read more
No documented information. On Tawitawi, pair with immature seen in Sept; nest in tall, large-diameter tree; reported clutch size 2, with... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. CITES II. Restricted-range species now seemingly confined to Tawitawi: present in Sulu Archipelago EBA. Considered common to abundant in late 19th... read more
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