Scientific Name: Anthracoceros malayanus
Malay Name: Kelingking Hitam
Chinese Name: 黑斑犀鸟
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo
Size: 76 cm
Adult has all black plumage with broadly white-tipped outertail and unmarked yellowish-white bill and casque. Female resembles male but has blackish bill/casque and pinkish orbital skin. Juvenile has pale greenish-yellow bill and underdeveloped casque.
Similar looking species: Oriental Pied Hornbill
Habitat: Forest, forest edge, secondary growth and wooded area.
Behaviour/Ecology: Usually found in pairs or small flocks.
Local Status: Rare non-breeding visitor.
Conservation Status: Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2018)
- First checklist revision for year 2017 (Revisions)
Past accepted records in our database:
BirdLife International. (2018). Anthracoceros malayanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22682441A132372259.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.