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
ENDANGERED. CITES II. Previously considered Near Threatened. Generally uncommon, although tends to be inconspicuous and easily overlooked; in places survives in small forest... read more
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