Black Hornbill

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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)

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BirdLife International. (2018). Anthracoceros malayanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.