French: Calao trompette German: Trompeterhornvogel Spanish: Cálao trompetero
Knysna, South Africa
N & NE Angola and S DRCongo across to S Kenya, and S to NE Namibia (Caprivi Strip), N Botswana, E Zimbabwe and E & SE South Africa.
50–55 cm; male 607–941 g, female 452–670 g. Medium-sized black hornbill with white back and belly; white tips to secondaries, inner primaries and tail. Male... read more
A series of loud, drawn-out, nasal wailing notes “naaah...naaah..naaah...”, reminiscent of the... read more
Inhabits gallery, riverine and coastal evergreen forest, extending into tall deciduous woodland and... read more
Food and feeding
Main diet a wide variety of at least 14 genera of fruits, especially figs and Trichelia; also some small animals, mainly insects,... read more
Lays in Sept–Jan. Monogamous; sometimes second male or young of previous year in attendance as helper. Nest in natural cavity 2... read more
Resident in many areas, but ranges widely in search of fruiting trees, even across dry savanna; a... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Thinly distributed across wide range, but locally common in many areas. Occurs in Victoria Falls and Zambezi National Park, in... read more
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