French: Calao coiffé German: Langschopf-Hornvogel Spanish: Cálao cabeciblanco
S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and SW Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo; recorded in SW Cambodia.
75–80 cm; young male 1250–1360 g, female 1470 g. Large hornbill with tall spiky crest, black back, wings and thighs; long, graduated white tail and white tips to... read more
A series of owl-like hoots with several variations, but typically starts with a few single hoots... read more
Inhabits primary lowland evergreen forest; extends into adjacent plantations and dense secondary... read more
Food and feeding
Large proportion of animal food, including insects, snakes, lizards and small birds; also various fruits, mainly lipid-rich drupes and... read more
Little known. Lays aseasonally, in Jan, Mar, Jun, Oct and Dec. Co-operative in groups of 3–8 birds, which keep in contact with mellow... read more
Apparently sedentary and territorial.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Currently considered Near-threatened. Generally uncommon, although tends to be inconspicuous and easily overlooked; in places survives... read more
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