Bucerotidae – Hornbills

Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill by Dave's BirdingPix

Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill by Dave’s BirdingPix

You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created. (Revelation 4:11 NKJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – BUCEROTIFORMES, Family – Bucerotidae – Hornbills

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Species (59)

Tanzanian Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus ruahae)
Western Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus kempi)
Damara Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus damarensis)
Southern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus rufirostris)
Northern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus)
Monteiro’s Hornbill (Tockus monteiri)
Von der Decken’s Hornbill (Tockus deckeni)
Jackson’s Hornbill (Tockus jacksoni)
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas)
Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus flavirostris)
Bradfield’s Hornbill (Lophoceros bradfieldi)
Crowned Hornbill (Lophoceros alboterminatus)
African Pied Hornbill (Lophoceros fasciatus)
Hemprich’s Hornbill (Lophoceros hemprichii)
African Grey Hornbill (Lophoceros nasutus)
Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill (Lophoceros camurus)
Pale-billed Hornbill (Lophoceros pallidirostris)
Piping Hornbill (Bycanistes fistulator)
Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator)
Brown-cheeked Hornbill (Bycanistes cylindricus)
White-thighed Hornbill (Bycanistes albotibialis)
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill (Bycanistes subcylindricus)
Silvery-cheeked Hornbill (Bycanistes brevis)
Black-casqued Hornbill (Ceratogymna atrata)
Yellow-casqued Hornbill (Ceratogymna elata)
Black Dwarf Hornbill (Horizocerus hartlaubi)
White-crested Hornbill (Horizocerus albocristatus)
White-crowned Hornbill (Berenicornis comatus)
Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros)
Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis)
Rufous Hornbill (Buceros hydrocorax)
Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil)
Palawan Hornbill (Anthracoceros marchei)
Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)
Malabar Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus)
Sulu Hornbill (Anthracoceros montani)
Black Hornbill (Anthracoceros malayanus)
Malabar Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros griseus)
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros gingalensis)
Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris)
Tickell’s Brown Hornbill (Anorrhinus tickelli)
Austen’s Brown Hornbill (Anorrhinus austeni)
Bushy-crested Hornbill (Anorrhinus galeritus)
Rufous-necked Hornbill (Aceros nipalensis)
Blyth’s Hornbill (Rhyticeros plicatus)
Narcondam Hornbill (Rhyticeros narcondami)
Wreathed Hornbill (Rhyticeros undulatus)
Sumba Hornbill (Rhyticeros everetti)
Plain-pouched Hornbill (Rhyticeros subruficollis)
Knobbed Hornbill (Rhyticeros cassidix)
Walden’s Hornbill (Rhabdotorrhinus waldeni)
Writhed Hornbill (Rhabdotorrhinus leucocephalus)
Sulawesi Hornbill (Rhabdotorrhinus exarhatus)
Wrinkled Hornbill (Rhabdotorrhinus corrugatus)
Luzon Hornbill (Penelopides manillae)
Mindoro Hornbill (Penelopides mindorensis)
Mindanao Hornbill (Penelopides affinis)
Samar Hornbill (Penelopides samarensis)
Visayan Hornbill (Penelopides panini)


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Bob & Nan’s Gallery
Dan’s Pix (Dan)
Dave’s BirdingPix
Ian Montgomery’s Birdway
Ray’s Wildlife Photography

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Hornbills (Bucerotidae) are a family of bird found in tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia and Melanesia. They are characterized by a long, down-curved bill which is frequently brightly colored and sometimes has a casque on the upper mandible. Both the common English and the scientific name of the family refer to the shape of the bill, “buceros” being “cow horn” in Greek. In addition, they possess a two-lobed kidney. Hornbills are the only birds in which the first two neck vertebrae (the axis and atlas) are fused together; this probably provides a more stable platform for carrying the bill. The family is omnivorous, feeding on fruit and small animals. They are monogamous breeders nesting in natural cavities in trees and sometimes cliffs. A number of species of hornbill are threatened with extinction, mostly insular species with small ranges. (Wikipedia with editing)

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10 thoughts on “Bucerotidae – Hornbills

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  2. Come to think of it, I can’t figure out how ANYBODY can watch birds and think they were NOT designed by a Master Designer.


  3. That’s too bad. I actually enjoy flying, and since it’s the least expensive and least tiring way to get to see relatives, I’m not happy about the current situation. I think God gave us birds so we would think up the idea of flying. ;) At the moment, I’m getting all the birds I need, and I’m catching up with things at home, like my web sites. I like your creation links, by the way. I think you got just about all of them, that I know about anyway. I’ve got a few birds I can’t identify. One is from South America. Are you familiar?


  4. Lee, thanks for the response, and I apologize for the delay. I have certainly heard of an airplane. However, I cannot currently fly. 1. theTSA in the US is currently molesting passengers and forcing them to undergo harmful X-rays. I will not fly until this is stopped. 2. I cannot afford to pay for a ticket or for the cost of travel in general, anyway.


  5. Wish I could come go on one of your adventures. I like the Christian perspective, and you seem to have some pretty spectacular birds. I live in Arizona. Keep up the good work.


    • Thanks Pat, Have you ever heard of an airplane? Come on out and join going on an adventure. Personally, I would love to come see some of your neat birds in Arizona. Thankfully, the Lord dispensed the birds around so we all get to see some of His spectacularly created birds.


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