The Trumpeter hornbill, like all hornbills, has a familiar casque on the top of its bill. This extension of the bill is larger in males than in females. The plumage is mostly black, but has some white or gray as well. The skin around the eye ranges from bright pink to dark purple. The feet and bill are mainly black.
The Trumpeter hornbill eats mostly fruit, but also eats flying insects on occasion. Fruit is not as common as insects, so they fly long distances in search of fruit-bearing trees.
riverine forest, dense woodlands and savanna.
The Trumpeter hornbill is a gregarious bird, roosting in groups that range from 3 to 13 individuals.
Birth & Offspring
The female Trumpeter hornbill lays between 2 and 4 eggs in a nest that is a natural hole in a tree. The eggs hatch after a 15-day incubation period.
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