Black Hornbill

This species is defined as a rarity. Please submit your records of this species via our record submission page.

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

Taxonomy:
Monotypic.

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: Rare non-breeding visitor.

Conservation Status: Vulnerable (BirdLife International 2018)

Past accepted records in our database: Showing the most recent 10 records. See more on our database page.

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External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Black Hornbill)

References:
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 19 December 2021

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.