French: Calao de der Decken German: Von-der-Decken-Toko Spanish: Toco de Von der Decken
Buceros (Rhynchaceros) Deckeni
Seyidie Province, Kenya
Ethiopia, mainly in and E of Rift Valley, S Somalia and Kenya (except NW) to C Tanzania.
35 cm; male 165–212 g, female 120–155 g. Small, pied hornbill with white back and wing patches and white in outer tail feathers. Male with black wings and... read more
A monotonous series of cackling notes, which can be uttered singly, sometimes breaking into ‘... read more
Open, semi-arid savanna and scattered woodland, especially with Commiphora and thorn trees... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly small animals, with some fruits (especially Commiphora and Cissus), seeds (e.g. Dicrostachys) and buds.... read more
Lays in Jan–Jul in Ethiopia, in Nov–Mar further S. Territorial in pairs. Nest in natural cavity 0·5–5 m up in tree... read more
Sedentary, and no movements reported, but may wander locally during periods of drought.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and locally common; significant populations in a number of large reserves and national parks, e.g. one pair/100 m in Nechisar National... read more
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