Scientific Name: Anthracoceros malayanus
Malay Name: Kelingking Hitam
Chinese Name: 黑斑犀鸟
Range: Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo
Size: 76 cm
Identification: 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: Very rare visitor
Conservation Status: Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2018)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Black Hornbill)
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.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Black Hornbill. Retrieved on June 5, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/black-hornbill.