Species Details


Great Hornbill Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Buceros bicornis
Family : Bucerotidae
Order : Bucerotiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : Great Hornbill is a large pied bird with a horn shaped golden-yellow casque on the bill.Male:above has a golden-yellow casque on the down curved bill,yellow-white nape,neck and upper breast.Its tail is white with a broad balck sub-terminal band along with yellow bill and casque.The female is distinguished from its male by the red circumorbital skin. It plays a significant role in the dispersal of numerous forest tree species. Additionally, they have a varied diet that includes small mammals, birds, small reptiles, and insects.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Marina(www.inaturalist.org/people/Marina),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Erik Sandvigmore information, please contact us.