Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros)

Interesting :

The male and female have a few different characteristics. The female has the larger body size than the male. The female has a hump near the ear and paler eyes than the male. Other than that, they are quite similar; black feathers and body, white stomach and tails with black horizontal stripes near the tail edge which is similar to the Great hornbill. The hump above the mouth is an upward arch and the hump edge which is in front of an upward arch has red color.

Habitat :

Can be found in Malaysia. For Thailand, it can be found only in the lower part of the South from Songkla province onward.

Food :

The Food is snakes, skink, chameleon, fruit, fig, and small animals

Behavior :

Live in tropical rain forest at the height level of not exceeding 4,000 feet or 1,200 meters from the sea level and normally clings on the high branch of the tree.The mating behavior of Rhinoceros Hornbill is similar to that of other hornbill. It builds the nest in the hollow of the tree and the male will be the one who seeks for the food to feed the bird’s mother and the chick.

Current Status :

Near Threatened

Size and weight :

Is the hornbill which the size is quite large. It has the body length of approximately 120 centimeters.

Point of view :

Update : 11 April 2017