Sub-Saharan African, Uganda down to N South Africa, SW Saudi Arabia, SW Saudi Arabia, W Yemen.
Fruits, seeds, buds, insects, snails and small animals such as mice, lizards, birds and frogs
Habitat: Open savannahs, forest edges
Incubation: 24-26 days, 2-5 eggs
Social structure: pairs or flocks
Estimated population in the wild: common.
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Threats: There are no major threat to this species.
Did you know that:
The nesting habits of Hornbills are unique. Τhe female seals herself in a tree cavity and leaves only a narrow slit through which the male will feed her and her chicks until they are nearly ready to fly away. This curious nesting behavior is a defense against predators such as snakes and martens.