Trumpeter Hornbill.

The Trumpeter Hornbill (Bycanistes bucinator) is a medium-sized hornbill, with length between 58 and 65 cm (23 and 26 in), characterized by a large grey casque on the bill, smaller in females. The eyes are brown or red, with pink surrounding skin. Body mass is reported between 0.45 and 1 kg (0.99 and 2.2 lb.).

The Trumpeter Hornbill is a gregarious bird, usually living in groups of 2 to 5 individuals, although sometimes as many as 50. This hornbill is a locally common resident of the tropical evergreen forests of Burundi, Mozambique, Botswana, Congo, Kenya, the Caprivi strip of Namibia and eastern South Africa, where it feeds on fruits and large insects. Like other hornbills, the females incubate 4 to 5 white eggs, while sealed in the nest compartment.

I capture these Photos in Southbroom on the Natal South Coast of South Africaโ€ฆ..

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25 thoughts on “Trumpeter Hornbill.

    • They are so mobile and on the go one struggles to focus on just one.. I have so many photos focus on one that will fly just as I take the shot… so much easier to take of the bunch…

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    • They are a noisy bunch… funny how every one is noticing the tree and I only lived there for a couple of years and never saw the potential… makes one think..thanks for the compliment

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