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Bradfield's hornbill

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Bucerotiformes
Genus  Tockus
Higher classification  Tockus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Bucerotidae
Scientific name  Tockus bradfieldi
Rank  Species
Bradfield's hornbill Bradfield39s Hornbills Tockus bradfieldi
Similar  Hornbill, Bird, Tockus, Monteiro's hornbill, Hemprich's hornbill

The Bradfield's hornbill (Tockus bradfieldi) is an African hornbill. It is a medium-sized bird, 50–57 centimetres (20–22 in) in length, characterized by black back and wings and a white belly. The tip feathers of the long tail are white. Females are smaller than males and can be recognized by turquoise facial skin. The eyes are yellow and the beak is red. The beak is long and presents no casque.

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This is an uncommon resident of the mopane woodlands and mixed thorn fields of northeastern Namibia (especially on the Waterberg plateau), northern Botswana, southern Angola and eastern Zimbabwe. They feed on fruits, large insects, nuts and small reptiles.

Bradfield's hornbill Bradfield39s Hornbill Lophoceros bradfieldi videos photos and

The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the South African naturalist R. D. Bradfield (1882-1949).

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Bradfield's hornbill Grey Hornbill

References

Bradfield's hornbill Wikipedia


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