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Northern Rufous Hornbill

Northern Rufous Hornbill

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Scientific Name:

Buceros hydrocorax hydrocorax


N. Philippines, on Luzon and Marinduque islands.


Mainly fruits and seeds, also insects and centipedes.


Habitat: evergreen forest

Incubation: 37-46 days / 2-3 eggs

Social structure: small flocks

Weight: 1.8kg

Dimensions: 60-65cm

Lifespan: 35-50

Estimated population in the wild: unknown


Threats: habitat loss and hunting for food,  trade and to make traditional head dresses.


IUCN Status: Vulnerable

Did you know that:

Their characteristic nasal honks can be heard up to 1,5km away.
As with other hornbills, female seals herself within the nest cavity, where she remains until the chicks are ready to fledge.

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