Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Mainy frugivore. Fruits, ficus flowers, crabs, bee honeycomb.
Habitat: Evergreen riverine forests
Incubation: 29-40 days / 1-2 eggs
Social structure: pairs or small or large flocks of up to 45 individuals
Weight: 2kg max
Lifespan: 40-45 under human care
Estimated population in the wild: common
Threats: Habitat destruction and hunting for food and as a trophy.
IUCN Status: Least concern
Did you know that:
They sometimes eat soil. This is known as geophagy and may possibly be carried out to bind the poisonous or bitter tasting substances that are found in many fruits and seeds that the hornbill consumes, thus allowing it to digest these otherwise nutritious plant parts.