French: Calao tarictic German: Visayan-Tariktikhornvogel Spanish: Cálao chico de Panay
Other common names:
Visayan Tarictic Hornbill,
Tarictic Hornbill (when lumped with P. affinis, P. mindorensis and P. manillae)
Subspecies and Distribution
P. p. ticaensis
Hachisuka, 1930 – Ticao, in NC Philippines (probably extinct).
P. p. panini
(Boddaert, 1783) – Masbate, Panay and Negros, in C Philippines; previously more widespread, but only single records from Masbate and Pan de Azucar (off E Panay) since 1990, and probably extirpated from Sicogon and Guimaras (both off Panay).
45 cm. Small hornbill with prominently ridged bill. Male of nominate race yellowish-white and pale rufous, with black ear-coverts and cheeks, upperparts and wings black with... read more
A repeated, rather subdued nasal “ta-ric” or “ta-ric-tic” (hence its onomatopoeic name), sometimes... read more
Primary evergreen forest, sometimes moving into secondary forest or visiting isolated fruiting... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit; also insects, including beetles and ant alates, and earthworms. Forages below canopy and along forest edge.
Lays in Mar–Apr. Breeds in pairs; possibly sometimes co-operative, in small groups of 2–3, less often 8, rarely up to 12 birds... read more
Apparently sedentary and territorial.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Negros and Panay EBA. Was formerly common on larger islands. Now rare on Negros; still locally common in some hill... read more
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