The family Bucerotidae is a family of hornbills found in tropical and sub-tropical Africa and Asia. Characterized by a long, down-curved bill which is frequently brightly-colored and sometimes has a casque on the upper mandible. 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.
Tockus nasutus., is a member of the hornbill family of tropical near-passerine birds found in the Old World. It is a widespread and common resident breeder in much of sub-Saharan Africa and into Arabia.
*Skull size 4.11inx1.5in.x 1.3in.
Ceratogymna atrata.,The Black-Casqued Hornbill or Black-Casqued Wattled Hornbill is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana,..
Buceros bicornis.,The Indian hornbill, standing nearly 4 feet tall, is the largest hornbill species. Native to the Malaysian peninsula and regions of India, this omnivore feeds on fruits, insects, and small vertebrates. This species , like most hornbills, has a unique nesting habit. The female enclo..
Buceros vigil., The Helmeted Hornbill was once heavily hunted for its “horn” which was carved for religious ceremonies. The status of this species is now considered endangered and is protected in all of its range. The female hornbill will use mud to seal herself in a hallowed tree during nesting, al..