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Asian Black Hornbill (Anthracoceros malayanus

Asian Black Hornbill (Anthracoceros malayanus

AKA: Malaysian Black or Black Hornbill. This species has a harsh, penetrating call but fortunately rarely does it, I grit my teeth when they do.
Nesting female hornbills are usually sealed into tree hole nests with mud, leaving only a small slit through which food can be passed by the male. When the young are hatched the female breaks out but reseals the nest entrance again until the young are ready to leave. Medium-sized (75 cm) black hornbill with white-tipped outer tail feathers and proportionally large casque. Male sometimes has white stripe over eye to nape. Iris-reddish brown; bill and casque-white in male, blackish in female; feet-black.
Native Range: Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Lingga, Bangka, Belitung, and Borneo. Becoming rare quickly due to logging.
In the wild forages in upper and middle canopy of closed forests. Very impressive birds! We sell these birds to breeders only. No pet sales on this species.