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Rhinoceros Hornbill

Buceros Rhinoceros

Hornbills breeding season can involve spectacular head on collisions between males. After finding a nest hole, the female will protect the nest from arboreal predators by plastering herself inside using droppings. While she incubates her eggs, he male will bring her and chicks food until they are ready to leave the nest.

Fun Facts


Class: Aves

Order: Bucerotiformes

Family: Bucerotidae

Genus: Beceros

Species: B. Rhinoceros


It is found in lowland and montane, tropical and subtropical climates and in mountain rain forests up to 1,400 meters in Borneo, Sumatra, Java, the Malay Peninsula, Singapore, and southern Thailand.