Palawan island and nearby islands in Philippines.
Mainly fruits, also insects and lizards.
Habitat: evergreen forests with large trees for nesting. Also found in mangroves, cultivated land and bushlands close to forests.
Incubation: ~25-30 days / 1-3 eggs
Social structure: small groups
Estimated population in the wild: 1.500-7.000
Threats: fragmented range, hunting for food and pet trade, habitat destruction due to logging and mining activities.
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Did you know that:
- The nesting habits of Hornbills are unique. The 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.